Hiroji Kubota

Hiroji Kubota

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Just re-looking at the work of one of my favourite photographers, Hiroji Kubota. And his latest book (2015) is an inspiration. Kubota-san is THE ‘documentary photographer’s’ photographer 🙂
 
“I think everybody has a great drama to talk about. Everybody.” Kubota is meticulous, an insightful traveller, a story teller, and always respectful of his subjects.
 
The link is to his Magnum portfolio.
 
Looking In

Robert Frank’s ‘The Americans’ .. Looking In

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Just received the definitive guide to Robert Frank‘s seminal work “The Americans“.

From the National Gallery of Art Exhibition of 2009, the book features all of the images and all of his contact sheets – in themselves, reason to get this book, to start to understand Frank’s options and his thought processes. It also explores his approach to curation and sequencing of the 83 “Americans” images.

Beautifully produced, with insightful biography and other essays, putting “The Americans” into context with work both before Frank travelled to those 30 states, and his work after publication of the book (in 1958).

Brilliant book put together by Sarah Greenough, Senior Photography Curator at the National Gallery. A must.

National Gallery of Art