In November 1991 Robert Frank was invited to Beirut on a commission to photograph the devastated downtown of the city following the end of the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990). Together with the work of five other photographers, his work was included in a book, Beirut City Centre (1992). Alongside his work on the commission he made many Polaroids of the city which he stored in his studio on his return home. Many years later he reconsidered the images and decided to title the work Come Again, but he left the sketch book as he had originally made it in Beirut. Come Again is a facsimile reprint of that piece.
In recent years Robert Frank has worked almost exclusively with Polaroids. Come Again offers insight into the early stages of the artist’s experimentation with this medium and presents a previously unseen artist’s book.