Sunday, October 5, 2008
Robert Frank's America
When watching the video about Robert Frank's photography in class, I accepted that his work wasn't "pretty" to look at because it presented a very harsh reality. His work wasn't depressing, it just wasn't sugar coated like some other photographers, and I think that makes it easier to digest. His work for the book, The Americans, sends a real message about the truths of American life that have not always been glamorous. His pictures give subtle messages from everday life about political and cultural issues Americans struggle with, such as the picture to the left with whites in the front of the bus and blacks in the back. I like his work because of its simplicity and subtle cues.