The first major exhibition in the UK of one of the world's most important living photographers is now open at Tate Modern.
This is predominantly a photographic exhibition, but Frank has also dabbled in film – several of his films can be seen as part of the exhibition and others are showing at Tate Modern
as part of a programme of related events
London 1952-53 © Robert Frank; Courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
The exhibition includes more than 270 works spanning 50 years – providing a valuable chronicle of everyday American life. Europe gets a look-in too, with fascinating images of London and a South Wales mining town.
From the Bus 1958 © Robert Frank; Courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
I was particularly struck by the spontaneity of the 'From the bus' series of images captured from a New York bus in 1958.
A worthwhile visit, but one can't escape the conclusion that the £7 admission fee will deter many casual visitors who would appreciate this exhibition.
• Robert Frank: Storylines is at Tate Modern until 23 January 2004
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