The most influential documentary photographer Robert Frank died at the age of 94 on Monday, September 9. Causes of death are not reported.
This publication reports The New York Times, citing the words of one of the founders of the new York gallery Pace MacGill, who represented the photographer Robert Frank in 1983, Peter McGill.
Robert Frank is a legendary photographer of the twentieth century, film Director and operator, the master of documentary photography. A man born in Switzerland, where at age 23 he moved to new York.
His most well-known black-and-white photo book “the Americans” with pictures made in the mid 1950-ies. The book was first published in 1959 and is considered a classic example of documentary photography. The Foreword was written by American writer Jack Kerouac. Photo book “the Americans” contributed to the recognition of documentary photography as an artistic phenomenon.
Robert Frank has also collaborated with popular magazines like Vogue, Life, Fortune and others.
The Work Of Robert Frank