Photography

A segregated trolley in New Orleans

Les Américains: A Narrative on the Segregated America

Robert Frank is an American photographer and documentary filmmaker. Born in Zurich, Switzerland, he emigrated to United States in 1947. His father was a German Jew. During Second World War, his family became stateless. They migrated to Switzerland and obtained the Swiss passport.


Les Américains

Robert Frank

Robert Frank

Les Americains was first published in France in 1958 and a year later in the USA. Popularly known as The Americans, it was a book based on post-war photography containing still-photos from his trip around the US. He took his family along with him for part of his series of road trips over the next two years, during which time he took 28,000 shots. 83 of these were selected by him for the publication.

The book initially received harsh criticism in the USA, where the tone of the book was perceived as derogatory to national ideals.

It was the analysis of cultural and social themes of the then contemporary America, where, Segregation was common and rampant. The tensions between the optimism of the 1950s and the realities of class and racial differences.

The irony that Frank found in the gloss of American culture and wealth over this tension gave his photographs a clear contrast to those of most contemporary American photojournalists, as did his use of unusual focus, low lighting and cropping that deviated from accepted photographic techniques.


Memorable Stills

A segregated trolley in New Orleans

A segregated trolley in New Orleans

The Elevator

The Elevator

Young girl smoking a cigarette

Young girl smoking a cigarette

An Italin couple

An Italin couple

sitting-talking

Sitting

Water fountain down the South

Water fountain down the South

Driveway

Driveway

Busy diner down the South

Busy diner down the South

Public park, Michigan

Public park, Michigan

New York

New York

At cremation ground

At cremation ground

Newspaper stand

Newspaper stand

A nurse carrying a baby

A nurse carrying a baby

At Butte, Montana

At Butte, Montana

A couple riding on a bike

A couple riding on a bike

Barber shop through screen door

Barber shop through screen door

The American Flag

The American Flag

 

Copyright @Les Americains, Frank Robert

Nature Wonders [Photo Story]

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. [Regarder profondément dans la nature, et alors vous comprendrez tout mieux.]

~Albert Einstein


A Flickering Candle [Photo Story]

“How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world (Dans quelle mesure cette petite bougie jette ses rayons! Donc, brille une bonne action dans un monde corrompu)

~ William Shakespeare


 

 

Elephant ride in Chitwan, Nepal

At the time of Winter in Terai of Nepal; Remembering Chitwan

terai

Pronunciation: /təˈrʌɪ/
Definition of terai

noun

  • a belt of marshy jungle lying between the lower foothills of the Himalayas and the plains.
Elephant ride in Chitwan, Nepal

Chitwan is located in the Terain belt of Nepal, consisting of Muddy grassland, forest, and evergreen wildlife, even accounting for Royal Bengal Tiger.

Sunset seen from Rapti Riverside of Chitwan, Nepal

Rapti is the only river flowing South to North, in Nepal. It support wildlife and vegetation in the greater region of Sauraha, Chitwan

Tharu village and community in Chitwan

Tharu community accounts for major population in the region of Chitwan. They are considered the ethnics of the Terai region.

 

Street Urchin in Chitwan Nepal