It’s Robert Frank‘s birthday today. He’s 89 years old
Gerald Fox‘s 2005 tv documentary, “Leaving Home Coming Home – A Portrait of Robert Frank” is rarely seen. As author and tv presenter, Melvyn Bragg, declares, in his introduction – “He (Frank) never gives interviews of any kind, but on the occasion (in London) of his Tate (Gallery) show, and (of) his 80th birthday, he agreed to make a once-and-only film for (Granada/ITV’s) The South Bank Show..”
2019 update – A revised and extended version is now available – see here
Fox recalls “the ups and downs of the making the film with the notoriously reticent photographer” here .
We salute you Robert, (Robert – “You got eyes”) on your birthday.