As you likely heard, legendary photogapher Robert Frank died on Monday. He was 94.
According to published reports, he was in Inverness, on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. He split his time between there and his home at 7 Bleecker Street just west of the Bowery.
EVG regular Dan Efram shares these photos of people leaving flowers and tributes outside his building on Bleecker Street, where he was often spotted sitting outside.
Here's more on Frank via The Associated Press:
The Swiss-born Frank influenced countless photographers and was likened to Alexis de Tocqueville for so vividly capturing the United States through the eyes of a foreigner. Besides his still photography, Frank was a prolific filmmaker, creating more than 30 movies and videos, including a cult favorite about the Beats and a graphic, censored documentary of the Rolling Stones’ 1972 tour. Black-and-white Super 8 pictures by Frank were featured on the cover of the Stones’ “Exile On Main Street,” one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most acclaimed albums.
Meanwhile, have been many tributes to Frank on social media... here's a small sampling...
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Robert Frank, gone from us - but his extraordinary vision, his films, & the details of daily life he captured with a little camera in his hands will continue to resonate through our shared consciousness. Long live Robert Frank, one of the greatest artists ever. & thank you Robert for the gifts you’ve given us all. (photo: Allen Ginsberg)