On September 9, 2019, celebrated Swiss-born photographer Robert Frank died at the age of 94. Frank, best known for his 1958 book The Americans, was born in Switzerland and lived in New York before moving to Mabou in Cape Breton for at least part of every year since the 1970s.. A 1977 CBC TV interview with Frank at his home in Mabou pictures him with his … In Don’t Blink–Robert Frank, Laura Israel delivers an intimate portrait of the artist who revolutionized photography with his trenchant 1958 book The Americans.Israel, who has worked with Frank since the 1990s, recently spoke with Aperture about the making of Don’t Blink, which opens this week at Film Forum in New York.
Highlights include a concert by Patti Smith and a rare screening of “Cocksucker Blues”, Frank’s underground documentary of the Rolling Stones 1972 U.S. tour. Robert Frank began studying photography in 1941 and spent the next six years working for commercial photography and graphic design studios in Zurich, Geneva, and Basel. Robert Harris Frank (born January 2, 1939) is the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and a Professor of Economics at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.He contributes to the "Economic View" column, which appears every fifth Sunday in The New York Times.Frank's 2011 book is on wealth inequality in the United States. See how the Met is celebrating Robert Frank this fall. Robert Frank revolutionized documentary photography, embedding “the snapshot aesthetic” into visual culture. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art shared this 3.5-minute video in which renowned American photographer Robert Frank talks about how he shot his seminal 1958 photo book, The Americans. Click through a slide show of Robert Frank’s photographs. Watch the Transmopolis interview with Jerry de Wilde. In 1947 he traveled to the United States, where Alexey Brodovitch hired him to make fashion photographs at Harper's Bazaar. Influential photographer and filmmaker Robert Frank died in Inverness, Nova Scotia, on Monday, multiple media sources report. Robert Frank, 1924–2019: A Remembrance of the Photographer by RJ Smith, author of ‘American Witness: The Art and Life of Robert Frank’