Robert Frank

Pangnirtung

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Robert Frank

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In August 1992 Robert Frank’s good friend and antique dealer Reginald Rankin invited Frank on a trip to Pangnirtung, a village of around 1,300 Inuit inhabitants in the Arctic Circle. This book is Frank’s documentation of the five-day sojourn. Curiously Frank depicts Pangnirtung void of its people: the still harbour, public housing, a convenience store, a telephone post. Sincere without being sentimental, the photos are shaped by a short text from Frank himself, “Prefabricated homes along the main road in Pangnirtung. At times a decorated window – reflections inside or outside. Stones – maybe the balance of a big sky above…” Robert Frank was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1924 and immigrated to the United States in 1947. He is best known for his seminal book The Americans, first published in 1958, which gave rise to a distinct new form in the photo-book, and his experimental film Pull My Daisy, made in 1959. Frank’s other important projects include the books Black White and Things, 1952, and The Lines of My Hand, 1972, and the film Cocksucker Blues for the Rolling Stones, 1972. He divides his time between New York City and Nova Scotia, Canada.

Additional information

Weight 427 g
Dimensions 31 x 31.2 cm
Publisher name Steidl
Publication date 12 April 2011
Number of pages 40
Format Hardback
Dimensions 31 x 31.2 cm
Weight 427 g