Robert Frank’s Birthday

[Robert Frank, photographed by Allen Ginsberg, Top: March 1984, bottom: November 1994, New York City]

Robert Frank is 93 today – celebrating the legendary photographer-filmmaker (and Allen’s longtime friend)

For previous Robert Frank postings on the Allen Ginsberg Project – see  here, here, here and here

American Witness – The Art and Life of Robert Frank, the first in-depth biography of the artist, by R.J.Smith, just appeared from Da Capo Press

and don’t miss out on Don’t Blink, Laura Israel‘s riveting documentary

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Robert Frank’s Birthday

November 9th 2016, Robert Frank‘s 92nd birthday. We celebrate the great photographer-film-makerHere‘s Nicholas Dawidoff’s profile from last year in the New York Times – The Man Who Saw America. And here’s Nicholas Davidoff’s recent review of  Robert Frank, the filmmaker in The New Yorker 

Laura Israel‘s unique ciné-portrait Don’t Blink Robert Frank opened earlier this year to almost-universally enthusiastic reviews. “Frank is delightful company, as emotionally transparent and offhandedly insightful in person, as he is in his art”, writes Elise Nakhnikian in Slant magazine. “Frank insists, “I’m not a verbal man. I have nothing … Read More