Book Review: The Way It Was by Thomas Hoepker

This beautifully printed monograph revisits America in the early 1960s and draws a throughline to the early days of the pandemic. In the process, a master photographer rediscovers and builds on a body of work from his formative years.

Binge-Worthy #2: Candy Mountain (Robert Frank, 1987)

Candy Mountain, a low-budget independent feature from the mid-1980s that Robert Frank co-directed, easily ranks among his most significant filmmaking achievements. It’s a deeply personal work etched with social commentary that drives home just how much, in the wake of The Americans, Frank strove to distance himself from that career-defining body of work. It’s also his most mainstream project, and one that he ultimately deemed a failure.