Sunday, October 5, 2008

Robert Frank

Robert Frank was an amazing photographer. His images provoked a sense of realness from the viewer and showed a sense of reality that was often unseen, or unnoticed. The video said that his ideas came from the raw reality of life and that's what he photographed. For example, his photobook called, "Americans" was a series of photographs that he took from all over America; it showed the reality of living in America. Many of his photos were out of focus and showed a lot of isolation, and many of the people were withdrawn. That is the reality of America and this video helped me see and understand more of how our country has socially changed and stayed the same over the years. I love the truth in his photographs.

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