Inside Robert Frank’s The Americans

Posted on by Bellamy

A thoughtful and deescriptive short video about some of the work of legendary Swiss photographer Robert Frank. After fleeing the Nazi regime in Europe Frank arrived in the USA in 1947. This video is about his most famous piece of work entitled ‘The Americans’ produced in 1958. Frank took a number of road trips throughout the USA over the period of about 4 years, taking a total of around 28,000 shots! Of these only 83 made the cut.

Frank had trouble getting the work published and the first publication was actually in France. His work was unconventional to the point that many of the traditionalists felt that he was ‘sloppy and without merit’. Funny how attitudes change.

Hope you enjoy the video and that it gives you the impetus to go and read a bit more about this great man.

Cheers
Japancamerahunter

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