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American Photographs

Feb 11, 2017 - Jun 4, 2017
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR
General Accessibility


“The humor, the sadness, the EVERYTHING-ness and American-ness of these pictures!” Jack Kerouac’s introduction to Robert Frank’s 1957 book The Americans captures the spirit of Frank’s groundbreaking images and harnesses the unrelenting enthusiasm for photographs depicting diverse aspects of American culture. Works by Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Harry Callahan, and Edward Weston, as well as a significant selection of Frank’s photographs from The Americans, reveal the many ways artists used the camera to chart 20th-century society in the United States, from the Great Depression to the Civil Rights era and beyond.