Monument to 20th century photography, the Swiss-born American Robert Frank died on Monday, September 9, at the age of 94, the New York Times quoted his New York gallerist Peter as saying on Tuesday (September 10th). MacGrill.
Many photographers have immediately paid homage to social networks to those who, with his black and white clichés far from the "American Dream", had often transformed their eyes forever.
Robert Frank became famous with his album, which was part of the Beat Generation movement, literary and artistic movement, where following the instinct prevails over the foundations of photojournalism techniques. The photos are as if snapped up and no longer framed.
"You have eyes"
Refused by American publishers, "The Americans" first appeared in France in 1958 at Robert Delpire. It includes 83 photographs of more than 28,000 (700 films) taken by the author on a trip through 48 states. The book was freshly received, considered depressing and subversive, revealing the dark side of the "American dream": poverty, segregation, inequality and loneliness.
Many photographers immediately paid tribute to the one who had deeply influenced their eyes. "Rest in peace, American genius," wrote Jerry Saltz, a New York magazine critic and Pulitzer Critics Prize winner.
Many recalled a phrase of the writer Jack Kerouac, who had prefaced "The Americans". "With his little camera, which he raises and manipulates with one hand, he has drawn from America a sad poem, taking his place among the tragic poets of this world," wrote the author of "Sur the road "before adding:" To Robert Frank I send this message: you have eyes ".