Robert Frank and the Street Tradition


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Photographers working in this genre spontaneously capture candid moments in public places with small hand-held cameras. Many street photographers develop a body of work over time that expresses their subjective point of view of a subject and a distinctive visual style.

MoCP collection artists working in this tradition include: Robert Frank (1950’s), Lee Friedlander (1950’s-present); Roy De Carava (1950’s-90s); Stephen Marc (1980’s -present); Mary Ellen Mark (1970’s-present); Garry Winogrand (1950s-80’s); and Antonio Perez (1980s-present).

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