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Photographers Frank, Herzog, Lindbergh: their work and legacy

Above/featured: Underpass in Munich, unnamed photographer (Pxhere CC-BY-2.0).

In the past week have passed away three photographers: Robert Frank, Fred Herzog, and Peter Lindbergh. Their photographic work, stories, structure, and practice have provided important elements to my photography education. The following is a brief summary who they were, the work for which they’re best known, and examples of their images from Instagram and documentary videos from YouTube.


Robert Frank

•   Swiss-American photographer, known for exploration of postwar US in “The Americans“.
•   How “The Americans” redefined what a photography book could be, LensCulture.
•   The Shock of “The Americans”, The New Yorker.
•   Pace/McGill Gallery, New York.
•   Born 9 Nov 1924 in Zürich, Switzerland; died 9 Sep 2019 in Inverness, NS, Canada.

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Robert Frank has died at 94. Mr. Frank had a visually raw and expressive style that made him one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. He was best known for his groundbreaking book, “The Americans,” a masterwork of black-and-white photographs drawn from his cross-country road trips, which challenged the presiding midcentury formula for photojournalism — then defined by sharp, classically composed pictures. Mr. Frank’s photographs — of lone individuals, teenage couples, groups at funerals and odd spoors of cultural life — were cinematic, immediate, off-kilter and grainy, like early television transmissions of the period. And they would secure his place in photography’s pantheon. Visit the link in our bio to read more. Photos by #RobertFrank @pacemacgill.

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Fred Herzog

•   German-Canadian photographer whose work was discovered and celebrated late in life
•   Colour pictures of a vibrant but disappeared Vancouver, from the 1950s to the 1980s.
•   “The collision: Fred Herzog, the Holocaust and me”: Marsha Lederman, Globe & Mail.
•   Equinox Gallery, Vancouver.
•   Born 21 Sep 1930 in Bad Friedrichshall, Germany; died 9 Sep 2019 in Vancouver, Canada.



Peter Lindbergh

•   German photographer, fashion and portraits.
•   His pictures helped create and elevate “supermodels” to pop icon status in 1990s.
•   A realist approach against the artifice of high fashion, DW (in English).
•   All about Lindbergh.
•   Born 23 Nov 1944 in Lezno, Poland; died 4 Sep 2019 in Paris, France.


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5 Responses to “Photographers Frank, Herzog, Lindbergh: their work and legacy”

    • fotoeins

      I remember recommendations about seeing a lot of art, especially different kinds of art. That got me to reading more about the history of photography. I’ve an ongoing list of 20th-century artists to “study” including Gordon Banks, Robert Evans, Joel Meyerowitz, and Lee Miller, to name just four. I often find myself going back and looking at pictures by those I started at the “beginning”, including Atget, Bourke-White, Capa, Cartier-Bresson, Chim, Kertesz, etc. It was from reading about Capa that I learned about the first recognized woman war photographer, Gerda Taro.

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    • www.corneliaweber-photography.com

      Hi Henry, I happen to know about all of those photographers you have mentioned. Back than some 25 years ago I went for a degree of photography at a college here in California, among all the classes I studied the history of photography, were still I am referring to their amazing work.

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