Frank, Robert – Paris – Catalogue Museum Folkwang, Essen, 2008



Tekst: Ute Eskildsen

Uitvoering: Gebonden

Aantal pagina’s: 108

Illustraties: Zwart-wit

Uitgever : Steidl, 2008

Taal : Engels

Staat: Als nieuw

Catalogus bij de tentoonstelling in Museum Folkwang, Essen, 2008 / Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam, 2009

The publication of Paris marks the first time that the significant body of photographs which Robert Frank made in Paris in the early 1950s have been brought together in a single book. Having left Switzerland in 1924, this 1951 trip to France was only Franks second return to Europe after he had settled in New York City in 1947, and some of the images he made during that visit have become iconic in the history of the medium. The 80 photographs reproduced here, which were selected by Frank and editor Ute Eskildsen, suggest that Franks experience of the new world had sharpened his eye for European urbanism. He saw the citys streets as a stage for human activity and focused particularly on the flower sellers. His work clearly references Atget and invokes the tradition of the flaneur.