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Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

 

The Photographer Who Captured America’s Dark Side

The Photographer Who Captured America’s Dark Side By documenting the little things, Robert Frank changed an entire nation’s image of itself. Lucas Reilly Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images On a hot September day in 1957, Jack Kerouac sat on a New York City sidewalk holding America in his hands. At least, that’s how it felt. In reality, he held a book of photographs taken by a Swiss photographer named Robert Frank. Like Kerouac, who had recently released On the Road, Frank had just completed a historic road trip across America.Read More


Robert Frank Photographer

Robert Frank Dies; Pivotal Documentary Photographer Was 94 Mr. Frank, best known for his groundbreaking book, “The Americans,” had a visually raw and personally expressive style that made him one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. Philip Gefter   Robert Frank, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, whose visually raw and personally expressive style was pivotal in changing the course of documentary photography, died on Monday in Inverness, Nova Scotia. He was 94. His death, at Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital on Cape BretonRead More


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