October 14: First Meeting of the Archive of Documentary Arts Photobook Club

Cover of Robert Frank's "The Americans."

Cover of Robert Frank’s “The Americans.”

The Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University has established a photobook club to explore and appreciate photography books found in the school’s Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. At the inaugural meeting on October 14, the group will discuss Robert Frank’s iconic photobook The Americans. Three copies of The Americans will be on reserve for public viewing at the Rubenstein Library prior to the meeting. For more information on the event and the book, click here. Archive of Documentary Arts Photobook Club meetings are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 6-7:30 p.m.
Center for Documentary Studies Library
1317 W Pettigrew St., Durham, North Carolina (Directions)

First published in the United States in 1959, Frank’s photographs in The Americans create a complicated portrait of the time period it captured, examining both high and low strata of American post-war society. Says NPR’s Tom Cole, “there are few single works of art that have changed the direction of their medium. In 1959, [The Americans] dramatically altered how photographers looked through their viewfinders and the way Americans saw themselves.”

Please note that the discussion on October 14 will take place at the Center for Documentary Studies while the books themselves are held at Duke’s Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. The inaugural meeting of the Photobook Club is part of the Click! Triangle Photography Festival.

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