The Americans

Robert Frank (photographer), Jack Kerouac (author of introduction)
Robert Frank's The Americais was firstpublished on May 15, 1958 by Robert Delpire in Paris. It featured 83 of Frank's photographs taken in America in 1955 and 1956, acoompanied, by writings in French about American political and social history selectedby Alain Bosquet. The publication of a new edition of RobertFrank's masterpiece and the most importantphoto-book of all time is the artbook publis
Frank, Robert
The Americans
Robert Frank
Author of introduction
Jack Kerouac
Göttingen: Steidl, 2008 | Other editions
179 p. : ill.
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761.2 (SISO) Fotografen ; Fotografen (ZIZO)

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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