THE AMERICANS: Photographer Robert Frank Has Passed Away
(Above: Robert Frank’s iconic Parade was taken in Hoboken in 1955—image via LensCulture)
Renowned photographer Robert Frank has passed away.
Born in Zurich in 1924, the Swiss photographer gained his notoriety by delivering a deep look at society in the United States with his seminal work, The Americans.
In his introduction to Frank’s book, writer Jack Kerouac said, “…he sucked a sad poem right out of America onto film, taking rank among the tragic poets of the world.”
Among Frank’s more famous works is Parade (pictured above), which was shot during the Hoboken Memorial Day Parade in 1955.
Frank also took City Fathers here in Hoboken (below, via The Met).
— hMAG (@hMAG) September 10, 2019
Robert Frank passed away yesterday at his home in Nova Scotia. He was 94.
(H/T: Jack Silbert & Christine von Royce)