Photography since Robert Frank’s Les Américains
Les Américains, Robert Frank (Robert Delpire, 1958)
What if you’re a young photographer inspired and fascinated to the point of being overwhelmed by the work of American photography icons - Robert Frank, Stephen Shore, William Eggleston, William Christenberry, Robert Adams, Joel Sternfeld ?
Why not teaming up with another photographer and hit the American road. Instead of sharing another subjective vision of the American West, the Swiss are desecrating their own work by manipulating, tearing up, drilling, spattering and retaking their photographs, as if they wanted to introduce even more sensations, to add the romantic solitude of another Swiss explorer, Robert Frank, to underline or mock Stephen Shore dry wit or reinforce the revelation sentiment of William Eggleston…
Kevin Moore is an independent curator Real to Real : Photographs from the Traina Collection - de Young Museum, San Francisco, 2012, Starburst: Color Photography in America 1970-1980 -Cincinnati Art Museum, 2010). He is also the author of Jacques Henri Lartigue: The Invention of an Artist and contributed to collective publications such as L’Art de la photographie : 1839 à nos jours (2007), Words Without Pictures (2009), et Robert Heinecken: Copywork (2012).