The Man Who Saw America
July 2, 2015 4:52 PM   Subscribe

Just came here to post this! Awesome article, and left me about as melancholy as his work.
posted by nevercalm at 5:20 PM on July 2, 2015 [1 favorite]

Fantastic! I love this photo. But seriously, I am reminded of American Pictures of Danish hobo Jakob Holdt, who in the early 70's travelled for 5 years in America & documented life as he saw it. This book influenced me greatly to leave the comfort of Denmark and come to the States.
posted by growabrain at 6:56 PM on July 2, 2015 [3 favorites]

I feel like I've always known his photographs, but this is the first time I have ever read anything about him as a person. What a great article.
posted by Dip Flash at 7:29 PM on July 2, 2015 [1 favorite]

Growabrain, I love, love, love those photos - and the captions, particularly this one.
posted by Joe in Australia at 7:33 PM on July 2, 2015 [2 favorites]

I cut my teeth on the photography of Robert Frank and Lee Friedlander. Their work shaped the way I see well, everything.
posted by heyho at 7:45 PM on July 2, 2015

I still hope to see his movie about the Rolling Stones someday, somehow.

But his stills? They are part of my photographic DNA.
posted by cccorlew at 7:54 PM on July 2, 2015 [1 favorite]

Great article about a great artist, but I especially liked the ending.
posted by TedW at 8:07 AM on July 3, 2015 [2 favorites]

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