Book
English

The Americans

Robert Frank (photographer), Jack Kerouac (author of introduction)

Subject
Frank, Robert
Title
The Americans
Photographer
Robert Frank
Author of introduction
Jack Kerouac
Language
English
Original language
French
Original title
Les Americains
Publisher
New York: Scalo, 1998
179 p. : ill.
ISBN
3-931141-80-2 (hardback)
Placing suggestion
761.2 (SISO) Fotografen ; Fotografen (ZIZO)

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 4 times in Flemish libraries

About Robert Frank

Robert Frank (November 9, 1924 – September 9, 2019) was a Swiss photographer and documentary filmmaker, who became an American binational. His most notable work, the 1958 book titled The Americans, earned Frank comparisons to a modern-day de Tocqueville for his fresh and nuanced outsider's view of American society. Critic Sean O'Hagan, writing in The Guardian in 2014, said The Americans "changed the nature of photography, what it could say and how it could say it. [ ... ] it remains perhaps the most influential photography book of the 20th century." Frank later expanded into film and video and experimented with manipulating photographs and photomontage.

Background and early photography career

Frank was born in Zürich, Switzerland, the son of Rosa (Zucker) and Hermann Frank. His family was Jewish. Robert states in Gerald Fox's 2004 documentary Lea…Read more on Wikipedia