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Robert Frank

Robert Frank

Foreword by Gunilla Knape
Essay by Mikael Van Reis


Hardcover with dust jacket
52 pages
200 x 300 mm
ISBN 3931141551


Works selected by Robert Frank from his career with an emphasis on later work for the exhibition, Flamingo. Robert Frank was the recipient of the Hasselblad International Photography Prize for 1996.


About the Artist
Robert Frank, (9/11/1924, Zürich – 9/9/19) was one of the most influential photographers of the mid-20th century, noted for ironic renderings of American life.
Frank became a professional industrial photographer at the age of 22 and in the 1940s became a successful fashion photographer for Harper’s Bazaar magazine in Paris. He felt, however, that the scope of the work was too limited. He abandoned fashion photography about 1948 and went to the US and then to Peru to explore the expressive possibilities of the 35-mm camera.


About the Author
Mikael Van Reis is an art critic and writer from Sweden.


About the Publisher
Scalo, founded in Zurich in 1991, publishes high-quality books on the work of internationally known contemporary artists and photographers, with the added twist of offering gallery exhibitions and fine art prints. It ceased trading in 2008.

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