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C is for Cinema and Also for Concert: The Maysles Brothers and Charlotte Zwerin's Gimme Shelter (1970)

The Rolling Stones’ growth as a rock band ran parallel to worldwide revolutions in cinema. The English band attracted a handful of restless directors in this period, most famously Albert and David Maysles and… 1,844 more words


What Roy Stryker and Robert Frank Did - Seeking Truth (If We Dare To Look)

You could say Roy Stryker accomplished his goal of “Showing America to Americans” when he completed the FSA photography project.

Robert Frank did it in the late 1950s with his book, The Americans, showing America a viewpoint that was both real and less than beautiful. 482 more words

FSA Photography Project

Robert Frank

I prefer to work on the edge, not the middle of the road. I am looking for chaos. – Robert Frank

Robert Frank is a hugely influential film maker and photographer best known for his seminal photo book, The Americans.

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Eight Photographers on Their Favorite Image from Robert Frank’s “The Americans”

The photograph of Robert’s that was a significant turning point for me is “Canal Street—New Orleans.” This image had always puzzled me, as if it were saying, “See this undifferentiated mass of pedestrians?

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A pilgrimage of sorts

My family lives in Louisiana, in a town near Baton Rogue.  When I drive down to go visit my family I see signs for the towns I’ve only experienced through the black and white (mostly) photographs I’ve seen in books.  608 more words

Travel Photography

ROBERT FRANK "Hold Still, Keep Going"

Exhibition Catalogue reprint by Steidl

Hold Still, Keep Going is the long-awaited reprint of the catalogue to Robert Frank’s (born 1924) 2001 exhibition at the Museum Folkwang in Essen. 284 more words