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Robert Frank

Robert Frank is an American photographer and documentary filmmaker. born in 1924, Switzerland, now is 92 years old.

His always took photo of street, and he have been a filmmaker during 1961 to 1972

He always took Black and White photo, because he think American is a lonely and black place

He work for McCall's, Vogue, and Fortune magazine for a while, and then write his own book The American when he was travelling across the United State. Published his second book Line of my hand in 1972. He was a filmmaker between 1961 to 1972

When Frank was a young photographer, he shot mostly with a medium-format square-format Rolleiflex camera. However Alexey Brodovitch, a Russian-born photographer, designer and instructor (who Frank looked up to) suggested him to ditch the Rolleiflex for a 35mm Leica.

He always work with Black and White photo.

He decided to be a photographer because in part as a means to escape the confines of his business-oriented family and home, he trained under a few photographers and graphic designers before he created his first hand-made book of photographs. He also looked up to Alexey Brodovitch.

Alexey Brodovitch

His book: The Americans is a famous book in the photography book. I don't like his photo, because his photo is all black and white, and the people's emotion on the photo make me feel to heavy. But i think this the reason why his photos are famous. I chose him because the photo of the street could make me know more about American life.

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