Died influential photographer of the twentieth century


He was a famous documentarian.

In the canadian province of Nova Scotia, in 95-m to year of life died one of the most brilliant photographers of the twentieth century, Director, cinematographer – Robert Frank. The death of the legendary American-Swiss photographer confirmed in a new York art gallery Pace/MacGill, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to RBC.

Robert Frank born November 9, 1924 in Zurich. In 1935 he and his brother were deprived of German citizenship because of their origin and in 1945 he became a Swiss citizen. The photo began to study in his early years in Zurich.

In 1941 he started to work and gradually gained its popularity. In 1948 -1954 year he began to travel worldwide and to work with such renowned publications as Look, Life, Vougue, and others.

In 1955 he received the prize of the Guggenheim Foundation, which opened new opportunities.

Robert Frank was recognized as one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, and one of the best documentary photographers.

His authorship belong to the photographs of the acclaimed book The Americans. He also directed such films as “Me and my brother”, “Sugar mountain”, “to tell fortunes on the Daisy”, “Conversations in Vermont”, “Hunter”, “One hour.”


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