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Robert Frank quotes on photography, humanity, people, looks, etc.

5 Quotes By Robert Frank

Famous As: Film director, Photographer, Cinematographer, Screenwriter, Visual artist
Born On: November 9, 1924
Born In: Zürich
Founder / Co Founder: Andrea Frank Foundation
Robert Frank was a Swiss photographer and filmmaker, best known for his photographic book ‘The Americans’ (1958). The book received a lot of praise for its depiction of post-war America. Frank’s groundbreaking work in the book made him one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. His other popular books include ‘The Lines of My Hand (1972), ‘One Hour’ (1992), ‘Story Lines’ (2004), and ‘You Would’ (2012). He also directed a few successful documentaries and short films, such as ‘Pull My Daisy’ (1959), ‘Me and My Brother’ (1969), ‘Candy Mountain’ (1987) and ‘The Present’ (1996). His most known documentary till date remains to be ‘Cocksucker Blues’ (1972). Some of his unsuccessful projects include ‘Run’ (1989) and ‘Harry Smith at the Bresline Hotel’ (2018). He also appeared in the hit film ‘Second Century’ (1999). He continued making films and creating photos until his death in 2019. We have curated some of his quotes from his films, interviews, and general observations.

When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.

Robert Frank

The eye should learn to listen before it looks.

Robert Frank

Above all, life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference

Robert Frank

I am always looking outside, trying to say something that is true. But maybe nothing is really true. Except what's out there. And what's out there is constantly changing.

Robert Frank

At a certain level of wealth, you care more about things like the environment and what's going to happen to later generations than preserving your own money.

Robert Frank