Robert Frank
[Photographer and filmmaker, b. 1924, Zürich, Switzerland, lives in Mabou, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, and New York.]

 When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice. 
 You can photograph anything now. 
 I’m always looking outside, trying to look inside. Trying to say something that is true. But maybe nothing is really true. Except what’s out there. And what’s out there is always changing. 
 A message picture is something that’s simply too clear. 
 People want to know so much now. All the time, this wanting to know. Where does it lead? Nowhere. 
 The truth is somewhere between the documentary and the fictional, and that is what I try to show. What is real one moment has become imaginary the next. You believe what you see now, and the next second you don’t anymore. 
 It’s not the decisive moment. It’s not the beginning or end. It’s the middle. It’s more like a question. 
 I hate to be photographed. I can’t stand to be pinned in front of a camera. I do that to people. I don’t like it done to me. 
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