Monday, 17 November 2014

The Americans

Robert Frank (b.1924)
“Anybody doesn’t like pitchers dont like potry, see? Anybody dont like potry go home see Television shots of big hatted cowboys being tolerated by kind horses.
Robert Frank, Swiss, unobtrusive, nice, with that little camera that he raises and snaps with one hand he sucked a sad poem right out of America onto film, taking rank among the tragic poets of the world.
To Robert Frank I now give this message : You got eyes.”
Jack Kerouac, preface.

Surf
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/robert-frank-storylines
Looking In Robert Frank's The Americans
Six reflections on the photography of Robert Frank

LISTEN
http://www.metmuseum.org/metmedia/audio/exhibitions/060-special-exhibition-an-evening-with-robert-frank

READ 
Badger, G., 2004. The Photobook: A History Volume I: v. 1 M. Parr, ed., London: Phaidon Press.
Frank, R. & Kerouac, J., 2008. Robert Frank: The Americans Special edition edition., Gottingen; Washington: Steidl.
Greenough, S. & Alexander, S., 2009. Looking In: Robert Frank’s The Americans Revised edition edition., Washington : Göttingen : New York, NY: Steidl.

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