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City Fathers, Hoboken, New Jersey
(1955); printed 1977
  • Robert FRANK

gelatin silver photograph
20.9 × 30.4 cm (image) 28.0 × 35.4 cm (sheet)
Accession Number
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1978
© Robert Frank, from The Americans
Gallery location
Not on display
Photography has the capacity to show us something of ourselves and our world. For photographers such as Robert Frank, Roger Mayne, Diane Arbus and Larry Clark, the streets around them provided a wealth of material. The events of everyday life and the activities of everyday people have been photographed by each of these artists with an idiosyncratic eye. Their photographs are not simple documentary records of a time and place; rather, they are potent, highly individual reflections on the human condition.