It seemed, at least in the eyes of some, that there was a gap that needed to be filled in the evolution of American photography. Not really a blank, but a moment without a protagonist, without an innovation or a milestone achievement. The period I am referring to roughly covers the years 1940 to 1955, which are framed by Walker Evans — and the extraordinary level he had reached by 1936 (and which he maintained throughout his life) — and by Robert Frank who, starting in 1955, began working on what would become The Americans. These fifteen years are known...
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