Robert Frank

Photographs from the Collections of Fotomuseum Winterthur and Fotostiftung Schweiz

07 March — 18 May, 2014

After having travelled across the United States for two years taking photographs, Robert Frank selected 83 pictures for his book The Americans.

EXHIBITION

Published in the United States in 1959, the book provided a stark contrast to the media’s superficial image of American society. The critical response was savage. The Americans was described as a sad poem by a sick person. Robert Frank had produced one of the most influential books of photographs of all time.

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"Having as his starting point the objective realism of the art of the 1930s, Frank has pursued his distinctive search for truth, whatever the medium, with determination and consistency. His pictures have had a decisive influence on generations of photographers, painters, filmmakers, critics and writers." - Hasselblad Award jury, 1996

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