The Americans 1

For a very individual process it lends itself very well to photography. Especially street photography where the individual searches the streets for those passing moments in life that generally go unnoticed. During this process the photographers will find themselves in a subconscious state as they wander and search, a state which I have found myself in before as a keen street photographer.

Psychogeography came into its own with more photographers and artists producing series of works with psychogeography in mind.

An example of this is Robert Frank, who managed to symbolise America in his series “The Americans”. In the summer of 1955 he began his 10,000 – mile journey driving across the United States photographing American life. It has now become a classic, although people may more strongly identify it as a piece of folk Americana.

The Americans 2


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