Remembering Robert Frank, 1924-2019

Written by Hannah Abel-Hirsch and Marigold Warner

A letter that Robert Frank sent to Jim Goldberg following their first meeting. Courtesy of Jim Goldberg

A letter that Robert Frank sent to Jim Goldberg following their first meeting. Courtesy of Jim Goldberg

Robert Frank’s The Americans greatly influenced the course of 20th and 21st-century photography. His contemporaries, and those who followed, reflect on the enduring significance of his work

Robert Frank, the influential photographer known for capturing the hardships of everyday life, died on Monday, aged 94, in Nova Scotia, Canada. He is perhaps best known for his seminal photobook The Americans, which left an indelible mark on the generations of photographers who followed. The project was unique in its refusal to romanticise. It captured the poverty and suffering of post-war America with unprecedented candidness, revealing a country ravaged by poverty, racism and the rise of consumerist culture.

Frank was born in Switzerland on 09 November 1924 and immigrated to New York aged 23. In 1955, he was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship and embarked on several road trips across the US, occasionally accompanied by his first wife, the visual artist Mary Frank, and their two children, Pablo and Andrea. Frank’s 10,000-mile road trip spanned 26 states. He shot a total of 767 rolls of film; over the course of a year, 27,000 images would be annotated, tacked to walls, ripped apart, grouped together, and eventually sequenced into a series of 83 photographs, which formed The Americans.

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The Importance of Print In Photography

Photographer Daniel Milnor

With our upcoming PRINT SWAP MEET this Sunday I thought this an apt time to share this great clip expressing one photographer’s views on the printed image, a great vid enjoy.

There are two worlds of photography (1. on line only and 2. professional–covering many genres), and print is important no matter which world you find yourself in. Daniel Milnor discusses why it's important to print your work, how it helps you edit more effectively and some tips for printing your work.

Source (Advancing Your Photography Youtube)

VIDEO // India on film with Joe Greer

Back in January we had a random drop in..Hi I am Joe Greer…..

Back in February 2019 I went to India with a few close friends to meet up with our good friends at Kamalan to cover The Kumbh Mela celebration. It was beyond beautiful & inspiring to witness. words really cannot describe india's beauty & wonder. so hopefully this video will attempt to do so at least a little bit. this is what i saw. opening words by Dheeraj Reddy, Co-Founder and CEO of Kamalan

Source (Joe Greer Youtube)

The Leica M7 - Wild Camping in the Australian Desert

by Nick Bedford

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From late May into early June this year, my brother and I in his Patrol and his mate Micky, Jimmy and Micky’s father in a Hilux embarked on a 4WD wild camping journey into the outback through Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Venturing straight west from Brisbane via Toowoomba, we made our way out to Thargomindah for our first wild camp high on a plateau. After reaching Cameron Corner the next day, we struck south west towards the Flinders Ranges in South Australia via Arkaroola where we tested out the vehicles on the Echo Back 4WD Track.

After witnessing the grandeur of the Flinders Ranges, we turned back north, aiming for the arid desert along the west side of Lake Eyre, stopping on the edge of the enormous salt lake for a windy and stark night in the middle of absolutely nowhere. We then followed the famous Oodnadatta track and beyond into the Northern Territory where our sights were set on the national icons of Uluru and the Olgas.

VIDEO // "Ruhrgebiet 1959" Book Review

by Ulrich Mack

In this episode, we take a look at "Ruhrgebiet 1959" by Ulrich Mack and Hans-Michael Koetzle (ed.) which was published in 2009 by the Munich-based publisher Moser. The book is limited to 400 copies - all of which are signed by Ulrich Mack himself. Most importantly, the book uses the Skia photography print technique by Dieter Kirchner which comes with particularly dark blacks and a fascinating tonal range. If you are interested, the book can still be found here: https://www.lindemanns.de/shop/fotobu... https://www.zvab.com/buch-suchen/tite... https://www.buch-und-foto.de/Buch-und...

Source (Analog Insights Youtube)