One Summer Across America

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One Summer Across America

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HARDCOVER. Introduction by Bobby Abrahamson, afterwords by Robert Frank and Thomas W. Southall. 1st edition, self-published, printed by Artprint in Serbia and Montenegro, 2005. 136 pp., 50 color photographs, 5½"x7¼". 

The photos document a 3-month's journey across the USA by Greyhound bus (see images here). Robert Frank writes to me (in a letter which appears in the book): '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'.

Felicia Feaster of Creative Loafing describes the book: ' ...a visual record of a changeable mood of loneliness and wonder captured during the photographer's three-month odyssey across the country via Greyhound in summer 2001.' ' ...full of unspoken affection for the human condition as expressed in the mixture of innocence and zealotry so typical of Americans.'  

Jerry Cullum of the Atlanta Journal Constitution writes: 'Abrahamson captures the 21st century version of the America that Frank and Kerouac saw: happiness and despair, old men chatting in the barbershop, a young man slumped in exhaustion at the Greyhound station, a guy with piercings and a pet snake, a child face-painted with the Stars and Stripes. From gospel crusade to video games,  beauty parlor to boxing ring, Abrahamson took a warm-hearted look at it all -- and took some memorable pictures along the way.'  

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