Photographer Robert Frank dies

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One of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, the Swiss based in the United States Robert Frank died last Monday, 09/09, in the city of Inverness, at the age of 94. Frank was mainly known for the sublime book “The Americans”, the result of a long road trip across the country during which he recorded powerful and poetic urban and human portraits of a society in transformation. His masterpiece, published in book format in 1959, featured black and white images that challenged the rules of photojournalism – good framing, good light, objectivity were not elements that were part of Frank's vocabulary. His career yielded other incredible works, such as the most biographical documentation of his life in raw polaroids, and several experiments in cinema and film. At the end of 2017, the artist exhibited the original vintage prints of “The Americans” at Instituto Moreira Salles, in São Paulo, in addition to several other series of works in photography and film.

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