RIP, Robert Frank

Robert Frank, a documentary photographer who is best known for his book “The Americans,” which chronicled the lives of everyday people across the U.S. via snapshots he took during cross-country road trips, has died at the age of 94.

He was a true photographic genius, and influenced the work of many.

Frank’s photos in “The Americans,” were thought to be “an indictment of American society” and its “drive for conformity” that Frank “detested,” according to the New York Times.

Says Vanity Fair: First published as a book in France and then as a caption-free collection in its namesake country, The Americans encompassed everything from “segregation south of the Mason-Dixon line” to “alienation on the assembly line.”



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