Monday, September 29, 2008
Robert Frank wanted to "make Americans see America." This is the very reason why Robert Frank is the source for so many photographs taken at times where segregation was a normal subject. Blacks were known as second class citizens all while taking care of children of whites as they had to sit in the back of the bus and drink out of "blacks only" water fountains. For the Americans who had not witnessed such occurrences, Frank showed a blunt depiction to what is actually going on in America. How would you react if you had seen segregation at those times? Since a young kid, I've often imagined how it would feel to be sitting in the back of the bus with a frown expression on my face. This is the depiction that I sense from many of Robert Frank's pieces. Times have changed, but it has not changed completely, since there are tons of racial injustices that takes place in other countries... of course this is not the only subject matter Frank seems to photograph, but I'm sure I'll get to see more in this blog!