Robert Frank, Photographer of the American Spleen, Dies at the Age of 94.

Robert Frank, the American artist whose photographs captured the lives of ordinary people and influenced a generation with his raw and evocative style, died at the age of 94.

Robert Frank, born in Switzerland but emigrated to the United States in 1947, was best known for his book The Americans – a book that recounts his 10,000-mile journey across America at the height of the Cold War.

First published in France, then in the United States, it was widely condemned by critics because it portrayed a country that strongly differed from America, represented by Hollywood and advertisers.

In addition to his photography, Robert Frank has been a prolific filmmaker, creating more than 30 films and videos, including a cult film about the Beats and a censored documentary about the Rolling Stones tour in 1972.