Monday, February 6, 2012

Robert Frank- Samantha

Frank started off as a fashion photographer for Harper's Bazaar in 1947. He left for South America and Europe and made a book of the photos he took a Peru and came back in the 1950s. In 1950 he participated in the American Photographers. Walker Evans helped him get a grant in 1955 so that he could travel across the United States and take pictures. From his trip across America he came up with the book of 83 pictures. His photos were full of irony in the culture and the wealth, which contrasted the other photojournalists of the time. An article in Popular Photography called the photographs grainy, meaningless blur, muddy and sloppy. The only reason it was well received is because of Kerouac, his name sparked interest in people. Overtime though his artwork inspired other artists and has become part of art history.

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