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20 Photographs from 1948 - 1968

July 12 – September 6, 2024

Robert Frank, London, 1951

Robert Frank

London, 1951

11 x 14 inch silver gelatin print

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Robert Frank, London, 1951

Robert Frank

London, 1951

11 x 14 inch silver gelatin print

Robert Frank, Paris, 1949

Robert Frank

Paris, 1949

11 x 14 inch silver gelatin print

Robert Frank, Paris, 1952

Robert Frank

Paris, 1952

14 x 11 inch silver gelatin print

Robert Frank, Paris, 1949

Robert Frank

Paris, 1949

11 x 14 inch silver gelatin print

Robert Frank, Paris, 1952

Robert Frank

Paris, 1952

11 x 14 inch silver gelatin print

Robert Frank, Belle Isle, Detroit, 1955

Robert Frank

Belle Isle, Detroit, 1955

11 x 14 inch silver gelatin print

Robert Frank, Platte River, Tennessee, 1958

Robert Frank

Platte River, Tennessee, 1958

Printed in 1978

14 x 11 inch silver gelatin print

Robert Frank, Rodeo, Detroit, 1955

Robert Frank

Rodeo, Detroit, 1955

11 x 14 inch silver gelatin print

Robert Frank, New York City, 1951

Robert Frank

New York City, 1951

14 x 11 inch silver gelatin print

Robert Frank, Hoover Dam, 1951

Robert Frank

Hoover Dam, 1951

Printed in 1978

14 x 11 inch silver gelatin print

Robert Frank, Charleston, 1955

Robert Frank

Charleston, 1955

14 x 11 inch silver gelatin print

Robert Frank, Viva at the Airport, 1962

Robert Frank

Viva at the Airport, 1962

Printed c. 1962 - 1969

11 x 14 inch silver gelatin print

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Robert Frank, Elizabethville, North Carolina, 1955

Robert Frank

Elizabethville, North Carolina, 1955

14 x 11 inch silver gelatin print

Robert Frank, Flagstaff, Arizona, 1955

Robert Frank

Flagstaff, Arizona, 1955

14 x 11 inch silver gelatin print

Robert Frank, Los Angeles, 1955

Robert Frank

Los Angeles, 1955

Printed in 1978

11 x 14 inch silver gelatin print

Robert Frank, Wyoming, 1956

Robert Frank

Wyoming, 1956

Printed in 1978

11 x 14 inch silver gelatin print

Robert Frank, Dody, Mary, Andrea, and Barbara, 1968

Robert Frank

Dody, Mary, Andrea, and Barbara, 1968

11 x 14 inch silver gelatin print

Robert Frank, Peru, 1948

Robert Frank

Peru, 1948

11 x 14 inch silver gelatin print

Robert Frank, Peru, 1948

Robert Frank

Peru, 1948

11 x 14 inch silver gelatin print

Press Release

Celebrating the Centenary of Robert Frank

Danziger Gallery is pleased to celebrate the centenary of Robert Frank with an online exhibition comprised of 20 prints from the years 1948 – 1968.

Born in Zurich in 1924, Frank started his photographic career as a European photojournalist but drawn to the more poetic possibilities of the medium and the opportunities he hoped would emerge he emigrated to America in 1947.  

As an immigrant and with America as his base, Frank began to explore his own personal vision of the world through his adopted country and while justly celebrated for his American photographs, he still traveled making pictures in England, Wales, France, and Peru.

What Frank brought to the medium was an improvisational quality that saw the world in a different but more truthful way than the commonly perceived visual clichés of his time. While the often dark and idiosyncratic nature of his vision shocked many people, it led the way to much of what has followed in photography. 

Estimated to have shot over 50,000 different pictures in the above years, Frank edited ruthlessly, only making prints of the images he felt were the most resonant. 

About the prints:

By the late 1970s, Frank had turned his primary attention away from photography to film making and in order to fund both his life and his film work, in 1978 he sold his existing archive of prints along with several hundred prints made to complete the transaction. The prints exhibited here all come from that purchase — the largest private collection of this most important figure in the history of the medium.