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In his lifetime, Robert Frank has made 25 films and published a dozen books. He will always be known for The Americans, however. Not only did it open the door for a new style of photography, but these are the images that showed us that life is not always beautiful. Sometimes life is hard and sad and, sometimes, it’s just boring and ordinary. No matter what the subject is, though, life is worth recording, as long as we remember what Frank said, “There is one thing the photograph must contain…

From the timeless photography masterpiece by Robert Frank, "The Americans". Parade Hoboken, New Jersey, 1955 on NOWNESS.

© Robert Frank. The Americans 1958

en route to Del Rio, Texas. Private collection, courtesy Hamiltons Gallery Photograph © Robert Frank, from "The Americans"

Robert Frank (with wife June Leaf): Eamonn McCabe

Shooting America

Robert Frank Robert frank was a swizzes photographer, born has worked as a fashion photographer for harpers bazaar magazine.

Robert Frank in America. Photograph: Robert Frank/Robert Frank

Robert Frank at 90: the photographer who revealed America won't look back

Filled with images of loneliness and shadow, Frank’s The Americans stands as one of photography’s greatest works, while later works personal loss