Robert Frank, Swiss photographer and naturalised American. Born in 1924. Most famous for his 1955 photo essay ‘The Americans’.
His his fresh and skeptical outsider’s view of American society was funded by a Guggenheim memorial foundation grant . He took 28,000 photographs over 9 months of his trans American trip of which he used 83 in the final book. The forward was written by beat writer Jack Kerouac who made a similar journey as recounted in ‘On the road’. The photos are harsh and technically poor, and I guess were not well received in America because they showed a society that many in America would not like to admit existed.
However, one of his photos I like was part of a series taken in London in 1952, and here it is.