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Captured By The Norwegians
December 5, 2008 8:12 AM   Subscribe

Captured By The Norwegians. A book of photography from 1952, by photographer Robert A. Robinson.
Robert A. Robinson came to Norway as a student in 1952, ten years before I did, and he came directly from the Art Center School of Design, like I also did. In 1958 he had his first and only book published in Bergen, “Captured by the Norwegians”. That was the same year Robert Frank had his now famous book “The Americans” published in the United States. Frank became a world famous photographer; Bob did not. He did, however, have a major influence on at least two generations of Norwegian photographers and was, during the years he lived in Norway, one of the most famous photographers in the country.
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posted by chunking express (6 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Captured by the Norwegians? Is that anything like being Trapped by the Mormons?
posted by ShameSpiral at 8:32 AM on December 5, 2008


No, not at all.
posted by chunking express at 8:48 AM on December 5, 2008


Loved the pictures, loved the non-Flash interface.
posted by dunkadunc at 9:15 AM on December 5, 2008


I think this is the original inspiration for The Exorcist
posted by sebas at 11:25 AM on December 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


Captivated?
posted by jan murray at 3:24 PM on December 5, 2008


okay. now there's another book on my must-have list. thanks.
posted by RedEmma at 4:08 PM on December 5, 2008


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