Allen Ginsberg: Poet And Photographer

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Allen Ginsberg is best remembered as a poet. In the 1950s and '60s, he was the spokesman for a generation of disenchanted misfits who came to be known as the Beats.

But more than a writer, Ginsberg was a political activist, a connoisseur of soups and, through it all, a photographer. On May 2, the first-ever scholarly exhibition of his photographs opened at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

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