London, 1951 © Robert Frank
London, 1951 © Robert Frank 

Robert Frank

28/03/2018 - 11/05/2018

13 Carlos Place 
W1K 2EU London   

Hamiltons presents a selection of exceptional and rarely seen Robert Frank prints, including pictures from Frank’s seminal visit in 1953 to a coal-mining village in Wales, along with a selection of prints from his sojourns in London, Paris and America taken during the 1950s and early 60s. Frank’s endeavour to establish a new form of poetic, narrative photography is a common thread throughout these images.
Considered one of the most influential figures in the history of photography – it was Jack Kerouac who first defined Frank as a genius – Frank found fame in the early 1960s with his ground-breaking book The Americans. The series offers a profound insight into the country’s cultural and social conditions and, despite initially perplexing critics due to its unorthodox style, soon became and still remains widely regarded as a pivotal work in 20th century art history.