NEW YORK — One of the 20th century’s greatest photographers, Robert Frank, has died at age 94.
Frank died Monday on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, The New York Times reports, citing Peter MacGill, whose Manhattan gallery has represented Frank’s work since 1983.
Frank’s seminal book “The Americans” captured singular, candid moments of 1950s America through stark and unconventionally cropped images. It also helped free picture-taking from the rules of clean lighting and linear composition.
Frank also was a filmmaker, creating more than 30 movies and videos, including a cult favorite about the Beats and a graphic documentary of the Rolling Stones’ 1972 tour. Black-and-white Super 8 pictures by Frank were featured on the cover of the Stones’ “Exile On Main Street,” one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most acclaimed albums.