The feeling among them was unanimous: this was not how America was to be shown. But what was at issue was a larger matter than patriotism. The challenge of Frank’s work in the late ’50s lay in his treatment of his subject matter and in his use of a photographic style well out of the […]
The National Gallery of Art organized a comprehensive exhibit of Robert Frank’s work (Images courtesy of: National Gallery of Art; Produced by: Diane Bolz and Brian Wolly)
Robert Frank is interviewed by Peter Burchett.
The purpose of this (text) is to describe the influence of Walker Evans’ American Photographs (1938) on The Americans (1959) of Robert Frank. By Tod Papageorge The purpose of this monograph is to describe the influence of Walker Evans’ American Photographs (1938) on The Americans (1959) of Robert Frank. To do this, the photographs in […]
Half the time the photographers seemed not to have even looked through the camera. Far from seeking the perfect composition, the ‘decisive moment’, their work seemed curiously unfinished. It captured ‘indecisive’ rather than decisive moments. By Gerry Badger “Frank… and Klein brought to the decade a feeling for its woes which, in retrospect, synthesizes […]
The lesson often learned from The Americans was not one of content or meaning, but a realization of the enormous strength of the attitude behind it. What a poem this is, what poems can be written about this book of pictures some day… — Jack Kerouac By Jno Cook for Exposure Magazine, Volume […]