Robert Frank

Robert Frank (Swiss-American, b. 1924) is widely considered to be the world’s pre-eminent living photographer. Born in Zurich, he settled in New York in 1953 where he worked as a freelance photographer. After securing a Guggenheim fellowship in 1955, Frank traveled across the country, documenting the people and environments he encountered. The resulting book "The Americans" was a radically original masterpiece whose blurry, asymmetrical, and deliberately informal pictures changed the face of documentary photography. As his reputation grew, Frank went on to become an underground filmmaker, eschewing art world fame and financial success. He currently divides his time between Nova Scotia and NYC.

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