Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Robert Frank has captured in the tremendous photographs taken as he traveled on the road around practically forty-eig ht states in an old used car (on Guggenhiem Fellowship) and with the agility, mystery, genius, sadness, and strange secrecy of a shadow photographed scenes that have never been seen before on film. All this was show to us in the film about how his life come to be very popular. I saw from his work that he was showing the people the way we should be shown to everyone. Robert Frank’s photographic manifesto, The Americans, torched the national myth. This myth is odd in the fact that the American has always been painted as this prefect people who live these great problem free lives. Robert Frank show us the true American through his photos of really working people and their problems.