The great Robert Frank (1924-2019) talks about his work, including his famous book, The Americans. In their online photography masterclasses, both Joel Meyerowitz and Steve McCurry cite Frank as a key influence in their photography and ‘The Americans’ as an iconic, inspirational body of work.
Like Joel, Robert Frank was also a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 1955, he travelled by car to photograph the extraordinary breadth of American culture. He took his family on some of these road trips and, over 2 years, explored and photographed scenes from all the corners of this vast country.
Frank depicts a thought provoking perspective of 1950s America from the perspective of an outsider. A little dark, somewhat critical, but a true photographic masterpiece.