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EXCLUSIVE: Never-Before-Seen Video of Robert Frank

Recently unearthed footage from nearly 40 years ago shows the great photographer talking about honesty and cruelty in photography—and in The Americans. Special for Blind readers.

Best Regards, Robert Frank

Best Regards, Robert Frank

They are the successors of Wright Morris, Walker Evans, Jakob Tuggener… Their images continue to enrich the world history of photography and our own impatient eyes. Blind shares the memories of some magical encounters with these virtuosos of the camera, soloists in black & white or in color, artists faithful to gelatin silver photography or bewitched by digital technologies. Today: Robert Frank, on the side of intuition.

Robert Frank, photographer of the "Americans", dies

Robert Frank, photographer of the “Americans”, dies

American photographer Robert Frank, one of the most famous of the 20th century, and a pioneer of documentary photography with the book The Americans, died in Inverness, USA, on Monday, September 9, 2019 at the age of 94. His death was confirmed to the New York Times by the Pace-MacGill Gallery, which represented him.

Frank Stewart’s Nexus: An American Photographer’s Journey

Since the 1960’s Frank Stewart has worked to capture intimate and empathic photographs of Black life, music, and culture. This new book is the first complete monograph and retrospective of Stewart’s work, bringing together 103 photographs, along with an artist interview, and texts by multiple critical voices, illuminating Stewart’s remarkable career.

On the Road

In 1955, photographers Robert Frank and Todd Webb set out to capture a rapidly changing America. Now, for the first time, a new exhibition in Houston shows their photos together — and reveals how what they saw forever changed their view of the country.

Photo courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive

Treasure and Junk

Which trinkets did Robert Frank and Todd Webb keep for decades—and why? The stories behind the objects.

Lisbon dans l'état du Maine, Aout 2018. © Arno Brignon / Signatures

On the Road Together

For several years, photographer Arno Brignon embarked on a road trip across American cities named after European capitals. The project was carried out on film.

Covered Car, Redwoods, California, 1964 © Joel Meyerowitz, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery

Joel Meyerowitz: A Theater of Color

Joel Meyerowitz was one of the first to defend color photography at a time when it was rejected by the art world. A colorist, with an attention to detail… Meyerowitz is above all a man whose photography changed, and who, in turn, changed photography.

Meknès, 1981 © Harry Gruyaert, Magnum Photos.

10 Photo Books That Make Great Christmas Gifts

The year 2023 is ending on a photographic note, with a selection of 10 books that left their mark on photography enthusiasts as much as on the editorial team at Blind.

Florence Bourgeois: “Paris Photo Welcomes All Forms of Photography”

With 191 exhibitors from across the globe, Paris Photo offers a comprehensive snapshot of photographic and visual art from the 19th century to today. Anchoring the array of photo events spread throughout the French capital, the fair mirrors the contemporary societal issues with its newly inaugurated section dedicated to digital photography. What’s new in 2023? Blind talks with Florence Bourgeois, the fair’s director.

Edge of Texas

The Edge of the state of Texas is mighty big: 4137 miles of boundary big. In the spring of 2019, John Dyer, a San Antonio photographer with several books and numerous magazine covers to his credit, set out to see what it looked like.

San Luis Obispo, Californie, 1979 © Bernard Plossu, Courtesy Galerie Camera Obscura / Galerie du Jour agnès b.

Bernard Plossu’s Time Regained

At 78, French photographer Bernard Plossu reveals previously unpublished photographs in an exhibition entitled “The American Years: Unpublished photographs 1966–1985” at Galerie du Jour Agnès b, in Paris. While his cult book Le Voyage Mexicain is being reissued by Contrejour, and at least three others are in the works, something has happened. Something that made him inconsolable.

New York City, c. 1960. © Dave Heath / courtesy Stephen Bulger Gallery & Howard Greenberg Gallery

Dave Heath: King of the Street

In sixteen exceptional vintage prints, the Miranda Gallery honors a photographer obsessed with darkroom encounters.

Josephine Baker, 1927, Vanity Fair © Condé Nast / George Hoyningen-Huene

“Chronorama”: Photography as a Work of Art

Palazzo Grassi in Venice is devoting a superb, and first major, exhibition to the Condé Nast archives acquired in part by the Pinault Collection. Chronorama: Photographic Treasures of the 20th Century spotlights some of the richest and most astonishing works produced for this media company.

CC Train, N.Y.C., 1985. © Richard Sandler

The Eyes of the City

Starting in 1977, photographer Richard Sandler wandered the streets of Boston and New York, creating photographs that captured the changing city with its dramatic juxtapositions of class and race. The first major retrospective of Sandler’s work is on display at the Bronx Documentary Center through March 26th. The exhibition includes photographs from his monograph The Eyes of the City, other never-before-seen prints from his archive, and three of his films.

1991 - Beyrouth. © Gabriele Basilico

Sabyl Ghoussoub: “Gabriele Basilico has Captured Beirut”

On the occasion of the exhibition Back to Beirut, devoted to the work of the photographer Gabriele Basilico, the French-Lebanese writer and journalist Sabyl Ghoussoub, the author of the novel Beyrouth-sur-Seine, which won the Goncourt des Lycéens Award in 2022, revisits in these photos the Lebanese capital of his memories.

Window on Minneapolis and the American Streets

Les Douches galerie in Paris presents “American Reflections”, an exhibition and book that celebrates life in North America with a focus on Minneapolis, its people and streets through the eye of photographer Tom Arndt, born there in 1944.

Les Italiens © Bruno Barbey

Our Favorite Books for Christmas (4/4) : Street Photography

Everlasting and timeless, a photo book is an ideal gift to put under the Christmas tree. If you don’t know which one to choose, Blind will share with you its selection of the best books on street photography to give to your loved ones.

©MichaelNaulin

Welcome to The Leica World

Sported by the greatest photographers, Leica has defined the history of photography, and in the process became a true luxury item. Blind has traveled to Wetzlar, a small town near Frankfurt, Germany, where it all began.

Jr. Miss Rehearses. © Steve Davis

Exploring American Life for Twenty Years

Photographer Steve Davis dug into his archives and presents a selection of his best images of American culture mostly photographed during the 1970s and 1980s. He tells Blind his story.

Richard Avedon: Readings of The Surface

Palazzo Reale in Milan presents a selection of about 100 images from Richard Avedon’s 60-year-long career, which left an indelible mark in 20th Century photography.

Jim and Sarina's first child, Washington DC, 1990. © Eugene Richards

Eugene Richards, In This Brief Life

Having sifted through his archives, Eugene Richards, the masterful American documentary photographer, launches a fundraising appeal for his new book, In This Brief Life. The volume represents an intimate look at a fifty-year-long career with handpicked, mostly unpublished images. Blind talks with the photographer.

Untitled from Days at Sea, 1974 © Ralph Gibson

Ralph Gibson, Perfect Harmony 

Blind met Ralph Gibson in Paris. The American photographer talks about his latest book Refractions 2, his vision of photography, and his quest for a third language combining image and music.

Allan Porter, Editor of Camera, Dies at 88

The American journalist and former figure of the Swiss magazine Camera, who was a reference between the 1920s and 1980s, died on October 5, in anonymity. He had contributed to launching the career of many great photographers.

Threads of History and Modernity

The French Academy in Rome presents Florence and Damien Bachelot’s photography collection, at Villa Medici.

Lima #61, 1975. © Jed Fielding

Jed Fielding: Out on the Street

Encounter, Jed Fielding’s eye-candy of a book published by the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, captures city residents who, even as they face the consequences of economic and political crises, enjoy life to the fullest. The book opens a door to the history of the world’s streets.

Louis Faurer, Victoria Movie Theatre Marquee, Times Square, N.Y.C, 1949. © Estate of Louis Faurer, Courtesy Deborah Bell Gallery, Courtesy les Douches la Galerie, Paris

​Louis Faurer, the Melancholy Watcher

Les Douches la Galerie, in Paris, presents about twenty of Louis Faurer’s prints, mainly in the streets of New York, between 1937 and 1950. The “The Melancholy Watcher” exhibition is the quintessence of his art.

William Klein, Fondation Nationale de la Photographie, Lyon, 1978 © Jacques Revon

William Klein: The Life of a Nonconformist Photographer

The American photographer, who became known for his street and fashion images, died peacefully on September 10 at the age of 96 in Paris, his beloved city. Blind traces the career of the man who helped revolutionize photography.

© Babette Mangolte

Movement and Space Through the Eyes of Babette Mangolte

The photographer, filmmaker, cinematographer, artist, and author of critical essays Babette Mangolte is being honored with the Women in Motion Photography Prize at the Rencontres d’Arles photography showcase for her body of work, which spans fifty years and has focused on dance, performance, cinema experimental cinema, subjectivity and the spectator.

DAVID BAILEY

Music and Photography: Two Great Tastes That Go Together

“For the Record: Photography and the art of the Album Cover” is a musical trawl through the history of photography. Curated from the collection of Antoine de Beaupré, it features images by the great, the anonymous, and the forgotten.

Jeanloup Sieff

Jeanloup Sieff : A Photographic Journey in the Death Valley

Through the publication of a biography by Claude Nori and the reissue of La Vallée de la Mort [Death Valley], a work published in the 1970s that has been out of print for more than a decade, Contrejour editions are once again shining the spotlight on Jeanloup Sieff, who passed away in 2000.

The WSPU Union book © Collection Museum of London

Unwriting Photobook History

In 2004,  The Photobook History Volume 1 was published. Written by photographer Martin Parr and author Gerry Badger, it led to a flurry of interest

Nobuyoshi Araki: The Experience of a Lifetime

Nobuyoshi Araki: The Experience of a Lifetime

The 101 photographs that make up Nobuyoshi Araki’s Shi Nikki, or the Private Diary only he knows how to unlock, are featured for the first time in their entirety at the Bourse de Commerce-Pinault Collection in Paris. This is a great introduction to the unclassifiable work of the Japanese photographer who puts the “I” in the foreground.

Blue Sky, Sunshine, White Sand by the Mile

Blue Sky, Sunshine, White Sand by the Mile

“I wasn’t trying to be like the guy who photographed my Bar Mitzvah, someone who comes in to please everyone. I wish it was Diane Arbus who took the pictures of my Bar Mitzvah,” says Jewish-American photographer Godlis, remembering the 1974 trip to Florida that changed his life — pictures from which have just been published in the new book Godlis: Miami.

Ralph Gibson: "I Am an Insider, Not an Observer"

Ralph Gibson: “I Am an Insider, Not an Observer”

On November 4, 2021, as part of Leica‘s celebration of photography, American photographer Ralph Gibson received the Leica Hall of Fame Award 2021 for Lifetime Achievement. He is also being honored with a retrospective exhibition, on view through the end of February 2022, at the Leica Gallery in Wetzlar, Germany.

Annie Leibovitz: “A lot can be told in those moments in between the main moments”

Annie Leibovitz: “A lot can be told in those moments in between the main moments”

She is one of the world’s most iconic portrait artists who, over five decades, has consecrated some of America’s biggest celebrities. Recipient of the William Klein Photography Award from the Académie des Beaux-Arts, Annie Leibovitz is the subject of an exhibition at the Institut de France, in Paris, while simultaneously releasing her first book devoted entirely to the world of fashion.

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