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Robert Frank, acclaimed photographer behind ‘The Americans’ book, dead at 94


Acclaimed photographer Robert Frank, whose highly influential book “The Americans” changed the industry forever, has died at 94.

Frank, who hailed from Zurich, Switzerland, passed away Monday in Nova Scotia, according to The New York Times.

“The Americans,” which Frank released in France in 1958, featured still photos of Americans from different walks of life, as well photos of everyday items such as cars, highways and jukeboxes.

The book was comprised of 83 photos — the final selections from more than 28,000 that Frank snapped — and offered a different look at American life during a time where Hollywood glamour defined the United States.

“The Americans” wasn’t initially beloved by critics but is now considered a groundbreaking piece of work.

Frank also made more than 30 films and videos over the course of his illustrious career, including a documentary about the Rolling Stones on tour in 1972.