nI began studying photography in 1941 and spent the next six years working for commercial photography and graphic design studios in Zurich, Geneva, and Basel. I he traveled to the United States, where Alexey Brodovitch hired me to make fashion photographs at Harper’s Bazaar.nnAlthough a few magazines accepted Frank’s unconventional use of the 35-millimeter Leica for fashion work, he disliked the limitations of fashion photography and resigned a few months after he was hired. Between 1950 and 1955 he worked freelance producing photojournalism and advertising photographs forLIFE,Look, Charm, Vogue, and others. He also garnered support for his independently produced street photographs from important figures in the New York art world, includingEdward Steichen, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, and Walker Evans, who became an important American advocate of Frank’s photography.nn
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