The Frank Album


Published by Goliga + Little Brown Mushroom in September of 2013
Book design by Hans Seeger. Front cover by Jason Polan
24-page 6.5″ x 9″ album with 19 anonymous photographs
8-page pamphlet by Alec Soth with 1 C-print
Edition of 350

“A portrait photographer depends upon another person to complete his picture. The subject imagined, which in a sense is me, must be discovered in someone else willing to take part in a fiction he cannot possibly know about.” – Richard Avedon

Who is Frank? Create your own album of this beguiling westerner traveling in Japan. Each copy of the The Frank Album contains a unique selection of 19 anonymous photographs and 12 texts. In the process of assembling this book, the viewer is asked to question how we piece together our understanding of strangers.

Each copy of The Frank Album includes a separate work by Alec Soth including a unique c-print entitled Frank Is Not My Father.

BLACK-CYBER SPECIAL! After over a year of delays, we finally managed to get some copies of this scarce project made in Japan in 2013. Each copy of The Frank Album comes with an original print by Alec Soth and is significantly more rare than Nazraeli’s One Picture Book. Copies purchased from now through December 1st will be signed by Soth.

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