Of course you aren’t allowed to take any pictures at the Metropolitan Museum’s exhibit of Robert Frank’s prints from the Americans. And although I was admonished a few times by various guards – it was just a cat and mouse game. If you visit the shrine of the street photographer, you should take pictures there. It’s the appropriate thing to do.
And sure, the exhibit was great – and expansive – and much too much for one walk through. That’s Matt Weber by the no-camera sign. The subtitle, from what I could tell was something like “black and white things.” Extensive. There was the hand-made book (a MAQUETTE) of The Americans, proofs, contact sheets etc. It was one of the better photography exhibits at the Met, maybe the best one I’ve been to. And I will go back at least one more time.