Art Photography

New York Is by Robert Frank

The New York Times is showcasing some never-before-published photos by Robert Frank–taken in 1958 (a year before the publication of The Americans). The photos were commisioned for a promotional book for The Times‘ advertising department titled “New York Is.”

As Randy Kennedy notes in The Times, these rare photos “show an artist – even in a job for hire – turning a dark, often lonely gaze on the city.”