1. Who is Robert Frank? Robert Frank is an American photographer and documentary filmmaker
He started photography in part as to escape the trap of his career-oriented family and home, and trained under a few photographers and graphic designers before he created his first hand-made book of photographs
His most famous work is a photo book called “The Americans". The book is a whole bunch of photos that were taken at different times but the book was published in France in 1958 then in the US in 1959
Once Frank published "The Americans", he moved on from photography and started making films. One of his most famous films was Pull My Daisy, it was praised for years as an "improvisational masterpiece".
In 1970s Frank went back to still images and published his second book in 1972 called The Lines of My Hand.
He is mainly famous for his two hugely popular books and his film making, he has won awards that include: Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 1955, Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography from the Hasselblad Foundation in 1996, and the Edward MacDowell Medal in 2002.
Robert Frank was one of the most acclaimed photographers of the 20th century. I love the fact that all of the photos are in black in white because they are so old, and they actually show real world situation and isn’t posed, they are just natural.