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Robert Frank

Film Director / Photographer / Cinematographer / Screenwriter | * 11/09/1924 († 94, 09/09/2019) | Zurich (Switzerland)
Robert Frank (November 9, 1924 – September 9, 2019) was a Swiss photographer and documentary filmmaker, who became an American binational. His most notable work, the 1958 book titled The Americans, earned Frank comparisons to a modern-day de Tocqueville for his fresh and nuanced outsider's view of American society. Critic Sean O'Hagan, writing in The Guardian in 2014, said The Americans "changed the nature of photography, what it could say and how it could say it. [ ... ] it remains perhaps the most influential photography book of the 20th century." Frank later expanded into film and video and experimented with manipulating photographs and photomontage. ()
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Robert Frank is one of the most acclaimed photographers of the 20th century. He is best known for his seminal book "The Americans", featuring photographs taken by the artist in the mid-1950s as he traveled across the U.S. on a Guggenheim fellowship. Robert Frank is also known as a filmmaker.

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Drama | Music

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Robert Frank

Guggenheim Fellowship Hasselblad Award Swiss Press Photo Lifetime Achievement Award Dr. Erich Salomon Award
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Movies with Robert Frank as Actor(3)

Movies with Robert Frank as Crew(31)

Directing/Director2017 Harry Smith at the Breslin Hotel
Directing/Director2005 Sanyu
Directing/Director2004 True Story
Directing/Director1996 Summer Cannibals
Directing/Director1996 The Present
Crew/Cinematography1992 Last Supper
Directing/Director1992 Last Supper
Directing/Director1990 C'est vrai
Writing/Writer1990 C'est vrai
Directing/Director1988 Candy Mountain
Crew/Cinematography1985 Home Improvements
Directing/Director1985 Home Improvements
Production/Producer1985 Home Improvements
Sound/Sound1985 Home Improvements
Directing/Director1983 This Song for Jack
Directing/Director1981 Energy and How to Get It
Directing/Director1980 Life Dances On...
Directing/Director1975 Keep Busy
Crew/Cinematography1973 Sunseed
Directing/Director1972 Cocksucker Blues
Directing/Director1971 Conversations in Vermont
Directing/Director1971 About Me: A Musical
Camera/Director of Photography1969 Me and My Brother
Directing/Director1969 Me and My Brother
Writing/Writer1969 Me and My Brother
Directing/Director1969 Life-Raft Earth
Crew/Cinematography1966 Chappaqua
Camera/Director of Photography1966 Chappaqua
Directing/Director1963 O.K. End Here
Directing/Director1961 The Sin of Jesus
Directing/Director1959 Pull My Daisy

Full Name: Robert Louis Frank
Born: Sunday, 11/09 1924 (November) in Zurich (Switzerland)
Died: Monday, 09/09 2019 (September) in Inverness (aged: 94)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN)
Employer: Atelier Eidenbenz
Member of: American Academy of Arts and Letters, German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
Spouses (current/former): Mary Frank
Influenced by/Role models: Walker Evans
Robert Frank frequently works together with these people:
Allen Ginsberg (7x, Actor)
Peter Orlovsky (6x, Actor)
Conrad Rooks (4x, Crew)
Laura Israel (3x, Crew)
Rudy Wurlitzer (3x, Crew)
Pablo Frank (3x, Cast)
Fredrick Cohn (3x, Crew)
Jack Kerouac (2x, Actor)
John Coe (2x, Cast)
Lisa Rinzler (2x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1321188, Added: 09/03/2019, Last updated: 01/26/2023