Robert Frank

1924 - 2019

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Robert Frank (November 9, 1924 – September 9, 2019) was a Swiss photographer and documentary filmmaker, who became an American binational. His most notable work, the 1958 book titled The Americans, earned Frank comparisons to a modern-day de Tocqueville for his fresh and nuanced outsider's view of American society. Critic Sean O'Hagan, writing in The Guardian in 2014, said The Americans "changed the nature of photography, what it could say and how it could say it. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Frank has received more than 679,988 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Robert Frank is the 332nd most popular film director (up from 353rd in 2019), the 166th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 183rd in 2019) and the most popular Swiss Film Director.

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Among film directors, Robert Frank ranks 332 out of 1,580Before him are Dušan Makavejev, Ray Harryhausen, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Merian C. Cooper, Aaron Russo, and Walerian Borowczyk. After him are Irvin Kershner, Fernando Meirelles, Adrian Lyne, Peter Bogdanovich, J. J. Abrams, and Michael Anderson.

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Among people born in 1924, Robert Frank ranks 103Before him are Kenneth Kaunda, Marina Berti, Ottmar Walter, Bud Powell, Neville Marriner, and Geraldine Page. After him are Walter Gotell, Richard Bull, Claude Sautet, Dawda Jawara, Carlo Bergonzi, and Rik Van Steenbergen. Among people deceased in 2019, Robert Frank ranks 101Before him are György Konrád, Frank Lucas, Hirokazu Kanazawa, Gershon Kingsley, Dušan Makavejev, and Princess Christina of the Netherlands. After him are Rip Torn, Peter Mayhew, Harold Bloom, Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, Dawda Jawara, and Monkey Punch.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Robert Frank ranks 166 out of 749Before him are Rudolf I, Duke of Bavaria (1274), Victor Goldschmidt (1888), Walter H. Schottky (1886), Adrian Frutiger (1928), Denis de Rougemont (1906), and Adolphe Appia (1862). After him are Charles Bally (1865), Charles Dutoit (1936), Jaime, Duke of Madrid (1870), Peter Sauber (1943), Edwin Fischer (1886), and Margareta of Romania (1949).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In Switzerland

Among film directors born in Switzerland, Robert Frank ranks 1After him are Marc Allégret (1900), Alain Tanner (1929), Daniel Schmid (1941), Henri Colpi (1921), Claude Goretta (1929), Eugeniusz Bodo (1899), and Curt Goetz (1888).