“the photographing of america”

October 1, 2010

via: LBM

robert frank’s guggenheim fellowship application, 1954 (click to enlarge)

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One Response to ““the photographing of america””

  1. elliot Says:

    If you look at Frank’s original application (included in the last show, and perhaps the latest book) you’ll see how bland it was and how dramatically different the final version ended up as, and the original did not contain the passage you highlighted. Why the changes? Because Walker Evans punched it up (essentially rewrote it), then used his contacts to help Frank get the fellowship. (Not that he didn’t deserve it.)


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