Robert Frank | London & Wales

Posted: May 19th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Books, Film, Photography, Quotes

Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.

-Robert Frank

London 1952-53, Robert Frank

London 1952-53, Robert Frank

London 1951, Robert Frank

London 1951, Robert Frank

London 1952-53 © Robert Frank

London 1952-53 © Robert Frank

 Caerau, Wales 1953 © Robert Frank

Caerau, Wales 1953 © Robert Frank

London 1951-52 © Robert Frank

London 1951-52 © Robert Frank

London 1952-53 © Robert Frank

London 1952 -53 © Robert Frank

London 1951-52 © Robert Frank

London 1951-52 © Robert Frank

Ben James and His Wife, Wales 1953 © Robert Frank

Ben James and His Wife, Wales 1953 © Robert Frank

Ben James, Wales 1953 © Robert Frank

Ben James, Wales 1953 © Robert Frank


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3 Comments on “Robert Frank | London & Wales

  1. 1 Looking again at The Americans | Jon’s Place said at 2:56 am on December 22nd, 2010:

    [...] and put on a retrospective. The biggest impact on me though came not from les Americains but from the work Frank had done immediately prior, in particular in the mining community of Caerau, South [...]

  2. 2 Robert Frank | Negotiating the City said at 2:03 pm on October 22nd, 2013:

    […] http://blog.ricecracker.net/2010/05/19/robert-frank-london-wales/ I like the fact that this really shows off an industrial side to the image. What I get from the image to tell me this is the clothing especially the hat which suggests its a hat for a man that works in farming or the mines. The way the group are all together in the background following suggests they work for the main figure at the front or they are all a friendly group. The long clothing I can see suggests they work in this type of industry too. Especially in the group at the back it looks like they are strolling to or from work. The dirt I see all on the main figure’s face at the front suggests he is a miner especially. Finally the cobbled houses suggests it was around a 20th century time even without looking at the year it was made. […]

  3. 3 Giacomo’s London « >Re: PHOTO said at 5:42 am on February 28th, 2014:

    […] I also thought of Robert Frank’s pictures from London in 1952-3 has more to do with hats than anything else. By the time I first saw those images around 20 years […]


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