Homework #9

Robert Frank’s photographs weren’t among those that many others would consider art. His photographs were very simple. They captured every day life in the 1950s. Compared to other artists, it lacked excitement and spark. Honestly, who would be interested in a photo of men sitting at a pharmacy? However, as one looks through his photographs, you realize that there’s more to them than expected. At first glance, it’s just a photo of a bus with people on it, but then you realize the color of their skin and the division on the bus. Even if it isn’t as strong as Capa’s photographs, it still sends a clear message about America. I find that Frank’s work is artistic. Art has a different meaning to every individual, and I think being simple is artistic. Why not let people think? A picture’s worth a thousand words, right?

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