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One Summer Across America.
Photographs by Bobby Abrahamson. Afterword by Thomas W. Southall.
Vesna Pavlovic, Belgrade, Serbia, 2005. In English. 136 pp., numerous color illustrations, 5½x7¼".

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'Nice work human color good size exotic & ordinary in America the photographs show that you had a good trip You must be a good person to be able to feel the liberty to do what you see with heart & camera it shows in all your photos I like your text - the honesty in your acceptance of a spirit in america so profound - so simple'
—Robert Frank (from a letter to Abrahamson, which appears as an afteword in the book)

' ...what I get out of this book is a journey through the eyes of someone who isn’t jaded (not yet), isn't negative, and isn't trying to impose himself on the passing landscape in the manner of so many photo stylists. There is a richness of experience here.'
—Eugene Richards

“Like Frank, and other restless observers of American culture, Abrahamson's ‘search for America’ is a search for himself as he recognizes it in the faces and places of his native world. It's often been said that all photographs are self-portraits, more mirrors back on the observer than revelations about the subjects observed. In that sense, a number of negative reviewers of Frank's 1950s book found Frank to be a sad and lonely man who could only find his own despair in the materialistic solitude of Eisenhower America. Abrahamson, in contrast, traveling much the same roads, and consciously frequenting much the same kind of public and private places as Frank, found a happier, literally more colorful America. He shows us an America characterized not by isolation, but embracing couples, partnership and belonging that Abrahamson searches for, but may not be finding for himself.”
—Thomas Southall (Afterword)


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