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Robert Frank

Parade - Hoboken, New Jersey, 1955

Gelatin silver print
11 × 13 7/8 in
27.9 × 35.2 cm
Location
Los Angeles
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The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Photography Collection

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© Robert Frank, from The Americans
Robert Frank
American, 1924–2019
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One of the most acclaimed photographers of the 20th century, Robert Frank is best known for his seminal book The Americans, featuring photographs taken by the artist in the mid-1950s as he traveled across the U.S. on a Guggenheim fellowship. These photographs feature glimpses of highways, cars, parades, jukeboxes, and diners as iconic symbols of America while simultaneously suggesting an underlying sense of alienation and hardship. Frank’s loose, casual approach often generated blurred imagery and tilted horizons, causing his photographic style to be as controversial as his subject matter. In the 1950s, Frank was a regular contributor to Harper’s Bazaar, but later turned his focus from still images to filmmaking, creating classics of American subculture such as Pull My Daisy (1959).

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The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Photography Collection

The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Photography Collection

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© Robert Frank, from The Americans
Robert Frank
American, 1924–2019
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One of the most acclaimed photographers of the 20th century, Robert Frank is best known for his seminal book The Americans, featuring photographs taken by the artist in the mid-1950s as he traveled across the U.S. on a Guggenheim fellowship. These photographs feature glimpses of highways, cars, parades, jukeboxes, and diners as iconic symbols of America while simultaneously suggesting an underlying sense of alienation and hardship. Frank’s loose, casual approach often generated blurred imagery and tilted horizons, causing his photographic style to be as controversial as his subject matter. In the 1950s, Frank was a regular contributor to Harper’s Bazaar, but later turned his focus from still images to filmmaking, creating classics of American subculture such as Pull My Daisy (1959).

Robert Frank

Parade - Hoboken, New Jersey, 1955

Gelatin silver print
11 × 13 7/8 in
27.9 × 35.2 cm
Location
Los Angeles
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