“As photographers, we are often split into encampments of a means of production that qualify what “happens” in front of our lens and what we “design” in front of our lens-it is not so different with how we manage our lives”.
“There nothing more boring than, lets say, a picture of a chair and everybody looking at it thinks, well, thats a chair.”
Flies dancing in the light hovering above his eye, occasionally dropping to his occulus to suck at the seam of his eyelid; some sweet nectar from his unproven young tear duct. The tram screeches to a halt, its connecting magnetic antennae cascading sparks across the front of the train. The driver yelling inanities and expletives […]
Jacob Holdt would hitchhike over 100,000 miles through virtually every region of the United States without much more than his thumb.
“It was logical for me to get off doing still photography after becoming a success at it. I think it would just become a repeat—I would repeat myself.” An interview with Robert Frank, from one of ten symposiums at Wellesley College 1977 called “Photography within the Humanities”. Robert Frank: I’m just trying to, as they say, […]
With these photographs, I have attempted to show a cross-section of the American population. My effort was to express it simply and without confusion. By Robert Frank, U.S. Camera Annual, p. 115, 1958 I am grateful to the Guggenheim Foundation for their confidence and the provisions they made for me to work freely in my […]
Sick of Goodby’s, Mabou, 1978, Robert Frank Paint dripping from a mirror like blood. I’m sick of goodbyes. By Lou Reed, originally published in Tate Magazine, Issue 2, Autumn, 2004 I was looking at Robert Frank’s photograph Sick of Goodby’s in his book The Lines of My Hand. Moments before I had been […]
Robert Frank in ‘Home Improvements’ Interview with photographer Robert Frank, Film Comment, August 1987 By Marlaine Glicksman “I’d like to make a film which would mingle the private aspects of my life with my work, which is public by definition… how the two poles of this dichotomy join, interlace, are at variance , and fight […]
Amarillo, Texas, August, 1973 “I think it was simply the time was right for color photography. It was about the same time that William Eggleston, Luigi Ghirri, and Joel Meyerowitz began to use color.” The Apparent Is the Bridge to the Real By Rong Jiang, ICP, New York, June 4, 2007 RJ: You said […]
An Exclusive Interview with Robert Frank, Robert Frank’s Studio, New York, July 22, 2007
Doug Rickard: A New American Picture Presented in the Pier 24 Photography exhibition HERE. May 23rd – December 16th, 2011 Utilizing the comprehensive image archive Google Street View for his series A New American Picture, photographer Doug Rickard virtually drives the unseen and overlooked roads of America, to find bleak places that are forgotten, economically […]
Not born in the USA – A Vagabond’s Views By Jon Vankin, The Daily Advocate, January 29, 1986 “The only thing that has any meaning for me in my journey is being together with these lonesome and shipwrecked souls. My photographic hobby is really nothing more than an exploitation of the suffering, which will probably […]