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Robert Frank, Trailblazing Photographer of American Life, Dies

  • Creator of critically acclaimed book ‘The Americans’ was 94
  • His artistic vision inspired a new breed of photographers
A person looks at rare Robert Frank photographs from his book “The Americans” at Sotheby's in New York on Dec. 17, 2015.
A person looks at rare Robert Frank photographs from his book “The Americans” at Sotheby's in New York on Dec. 17, 2015.Photographer: Bryan Thomas/Getty Images

Robert Frank, the Swiss-born photographer who captured the loneliness and heartache of life in his 1958 book “The Americans” and became a trailblazer for the Beat Generation, has died. He was 94.

He died on Monday in Inverness, Nova Scotia. His death was confirmed by Peter MacGill of Pace-MacGill Gallery in Manhattan, according to the New York Times.