Don’t miss an incredible opportunity to see Don’t Blink: Robert Frank, an 82 minute documentary tracing the intimate life of the Swiss-born photographer. The screening will take place at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill on Friday, March 31 at 6 p.m.
“I have long been fascinated by Robert Frank’s work,” shared Corinne Erni, Parrish Art Museum Curator of Special Projects. “He wasn’t afraid to push the boundaries as a photographer and filmmaker.
Robert Frank was born in 1947 in Zurich, Switzerland. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1947, and found work as a fashion photographer at Harper’s Bazaar. Frank created numerous hand-bound books of photography, and several of his pieces have been showcased at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In 1955, he was given a grant through the Guggenheim which allowed him to travel across the U.S. and create his most famous piece, The Americans.
Frank’s controversial themes and subject matter helped change the course of the twentieth-century photography world. The Americans, published in 1958 by Grove Press, is a truly unique compilation of photographs he took on his cross-country trip as he captured images of iconic cars, parades, jukeboxes, and diners. He was able to relay underlying presences of racism, consumer culture, and political malaise in his photographs.
“Robert Frank is gloriously notorious,” said Courtney Reid-Eaton of the Full Frame Documentary Festival. “He is the groundbreaking photographer of The Americans; the iconoclastic director of Pull My Daisy and Cocksucker BluesPull My Daisy will be included in this show.
Tickets to Don’t Blink: Robert Frank are $20 for the general public and $5 for members.
Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway in Water Mill. For more information, call 631-283-2118 or visit www.parrishart.org.