Robert Frank: Rarities

In the front gallery, we are presenting a selection of rare prints and rarely seen images from Robert Frank’s American travels from 1955 – 1957 when he was driving around America shooting what was to become not just his seminal work “The Americans”, but what is acknowledged as a seminal work in the medium of photography.  

 

The prints on view, many being shown for the first time, display the improvisational quality that saw the country in a different but more truthful way than the visual clichés of the time. While the idiosyncratic nature of Frank’s vision initially shocked many people, it lead the way to much of what followed in photography.