Sunday, October 5, 2008

Robert frank

Robert Frank was a photographer that photographed what he saw. Originally there wasn't a message or an intent to his work, but through public interpretation it brought up interesting questions about the way Americans live as a society in terms of class and race. His photos weren't particularly gorgeous or in focus in the sense of "academic photography" yet are held in regards as classic works because of their impact.

In love with the camera, he eventually switched to motion picture. His work was highly regarded in the beat culture teaming up with the all time heavyweight beat poet, Kerouac. I would really like to see the film he made with the rolling stones. It's been restricted to such a high degree of censorship that there must be something amazing about it.

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