See also...


Authorizations, license

Visible by: Everyone
All rights reserved

267 visits

Canon Scoopic 16 M

Canon Scoopic 16 M
Blicke in die Seele Amerikas - Der Fotograf Robert Frank
ARTE
Translate into English

Gerald(BATH)2019, Rymie Jolie have particularly liked this photo


Comments
 Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos club
Robert Frank zählt zu den wichtigsten Fotografen in der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts. Neben seinem fotografischen Werk hat er als Filmemacher zur Entstehung des Independent-Kinos beigetragen. Er entwickelte einen völlig eigenen Stil. Die Dokumentation zeichnet den bewegten Lebensweg des heute zurückgezogen lebenden Künstlers nach und lässt ihn selbst zu Wort kommen.
Robert Frank zählt zu den wichtigsten Fotografen in der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts. Er wurde 1924 in Zürich geboren und ging 1947 in die Vereinigten Staaten, wo er bis heute zurückgezogen lebt. 1958 erschien sein Fotobuch „The Americans“, das die Ästhetik des Fotografierens revolutionierte. Bei seiner großangelegten Reise quer durch die USA machte er mehr als 28.000 Bilder und stellte rund 80 in einem Band zusammen. Zurück in New York lernte er Jack Kerouac, den Autor der Beat Generation kennen, den er um ein Vorwort für seine Bildreportage bat, in der er auf ganz neue Weise auf die Amerikaner blickte. Daraufhin wurde Robert Frank Teil der Gruppe um Kerouac und Allen Ginsberg. Ab 1959 begann Robert Frank auch Filme zu machen. Sein erster Film „Pull My Daisy“ greift eine Szene aus Kerouacs nicht vollendetem Theaterstück „The Beat Generation“ auf. In den kommenden Jahren drehte er rund 30 Filme, alle unabhängig und ohne Budget realisiert so dass Robert Frank nicht nur als einflussreicher Fotograf und Erfinder eines völlig eigenständigen und neuen Stils bekannt wurde, sondern auch als Wegbereiter des Independent-Kinos. Robert Franks Werk ist sehr persönlich und selbstreferenziell. Er hat es immer abgelehnt, seine Arbeiten zu erklären oder zu verteidigen und sie vielmehr für sich sprechen lassen. Mit 89 Jahren erlaubt er der Öffentlichkeit in dieser Dokumentation erstmals einen Einblick in sein umfassendes Archiv und in sein Leben.
2 years ago.
 Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos club
Robert Frank (born November 9, 1924) is a Swiss-American photographer and documentary filmmaker. His most notable work, the 1958 book titled The Americans, earned Frank comparisons to a modern-day de Tocqueville for his fresh and nuanced outsider's view of American society. Critic Sean O'Hagan, writing in The Guardian in 2014, said The Americans "changed the nature of photography, what it could say and how it could say it. [ . . . ] it remains perhaps the most influential photography book of the 20th century." Frank later expanded into film and video and experimented with manipulating photographs and photomontage.
Frank was born in Switzerland. Frank states in the 2005 documentary "Leaving Home, Coming Home" by Director Gerald Fox, that his mother, Rosa (other sources state her name as Regina), had a Swiss passport, while his father, Hermann originating from Frankfurt, Germany had become stateless after losing his German citizenship as a Jew. They had to apply for the Swiss citizenship of Frank and his older brother, Manfred. Though Frank and his family remained safe in Switzerland during World War II, the threat of Nazism nonetheless affected his understanding of oppression. He turned to photography, in part as a means to escape the confines of his business-oriented family and home, and trained under a few photographers and graphic designers before he created his first hand-made book of photographs, 40 Fotos, in 1946. Frank emigrated to the United States in 1947, and secured a job in New York City as a fashion photographer for Harper's Bazaar. He soon left to travel in South America and Europe. He created another hand-made book of photographs that he shot in Peru, and returned to the U.S. in 1950. That year was momentous for Frank, who, after meeting Edward Steichen, participated in the group show 51 American Photographers at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA); he also married fellow artist Mary Frank née Mary Lockspeiser, with whom he had two children, Andrea and Pablo.
Though he was initially optimistic about the United States' society and culture, Frank's perspective quickly changed as he confronted the fast pace of American life and what he saw as an overemphasis on money. He now saw America as an often bleak and lonely place, a perspective that became evident in his later photography. Frank's own dissatisfaction with the control that editors exercised over his work also undoubtedly colored his experience. He continued to travel, moving his family briefly to Paris. In 1953, he returned to New York and continued to work as a freelance photojournalist for magazines including McCall's, Vogue, and Fortune. Associating with other contemporary photographers such as Saul Leiter and Diane Arbus, he helped form what Jane Livingston has termed The New York School of photographers (not to be confused with the New York School of art) during the 1940s and 1950s.
2 years ago.

Sign-in to write a comment.