Chinese Cemetery–San Francisco

Robert Frank American, born Switzerland

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Robert Frank’s view of a Chinese cemetery haunted by coastal fog in San Francisco is another brilliant example of his idiosyncratic work from The Americans (1958). The essential controlled chaos in the photograph recalls the artist’s late-in-life comment on his working methods: "I like a certain disorder; then I can find something in it. I’m like the crows who pick food out of the garbage. They get the good pieces."

Chinese Cemetery–San Francisco, Robert Frank (American (born Switzerland), Zurich 1924–2019 Inverness, Nova Scotia), Gelatin silver print

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