Fine Arts Assistant Professor of the Practice Karl Baden has published The Americans by Car, a retrospective of his archival work that pays tribute to two influential photographers, Robert Frank and Lee Friedlander. The photographs in the book were taken by Baden from his car and offer a snapshot of American life. A homage to Robert Frank’s The Americans and Lee Friedlander’s America by Car, Baden’s book “is a personal, more specific answer to the vague question of ‘how are we influenced,'” according to the artist. The cover of The Americans by Car is a photograph of a Boston tourist trolley Baden shot from his car in 2012. Baden discussed his book, the role humor plays in his work, and the impact Frank, Friedlander and other artists had on him in an interview with the photography blogger Elin Spring.
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