Influential Photography

Influential Photography

Robert Frank (b. 1924) captured almost 30,000 photographs whilst traveling between the East and West coasts of the US. 83 of these were published in the artist’s highly influential book The Americans – changing the course of post-war photography.

Trolley – New Orleans, 1956, From the Series The Americans © Robert Frank.
Courtesy Swiss Foundation for Photography Collection, Winterthur and Federal Office

C/O Berlin’s new exhibition, Unseen, presents these images alongside early works from Frank’s oeuvre, navigating Switzerland, Europe and South America. The show demonstrates his unique style, as cropped figures, blurred movement and signature framing come together to draw a striking portrait of life.

Opens 13 September. Find out more here.

Lead image: White Tower, New York 1948 © Robert Frank. Courtesy Swiss Foundation for Photography Collection, Winterthur.