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Brian L Frank


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Profession: Photojournalist
Status: Freelance
Location: San Francisco , United States ( SFO )
Home base: San Francisco
URL: http://www.brianfrankphoto.com
URL: http://www.razoncollective.com
Email: •••••••• (private)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Organization: Redux
Mobile phone (while in San Francisco): 415.218.1238
Mobile phone: +1.415.218.1238
Emergency notes: Contact Jonathan Frank .
Last login: almost 4 years ago
Member since: 12 Sep 2005 21:09


b 1979

A San Francisco native, Brian L. Frank has worked on social documentary projects across Latin America focusing on social inequalities, violence, workers rights and the environment.

Frank has always found inspiration from his parents — his mother is a first-generation immigrant from the island of Trinidad, and his father is a paramedic and staunch union activist. In 2007 he drove a ’68 VW across Mexico, landing in Mexico City, where he lived and worked until August 2009. Based in San Francisco again, he continues to work extensively in Mexico as well as Northern and Southern California.

Frank ’s awards include the 2010 Global Vision Award by POYi for “Downstream: The Death of the Colorado,” and the 2009 NPPA Domestic News Picture Story of the year for “La Guerra Mexicana.”

His work is held in collection at the United States Library of Congress and he has shown work and lectured at the Annenberg Space for Photography, the San Francisco Mexican Consulate, UC Berkeley and the Exposure, Space and La Raza galleries in San Francisco, in addition to others.

A frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal and the San Francisco Chronicle, his work has appeared in Esquire, Newsweek, TIME , Le Monde, Virginia Quarterly Review, PDN, American Photo, The Fader, The New York Times, U.S.News & World Report, and many other publications.

A founding member of the Razon photo collective, his archive is syndicated by Redux Pictures, New York, NY.


“Jasmin is the real deal. If you need anything in Mexico, she is the one to contact. ”— Brian L Frank , Jan 12 2009


Brian L Frank. "Mexico City Set to Reawaken" The Wall Street Journal , May 5 2009.
Brian L Frank. pp. pp. 10-14, Mar 1 2009. Mexico's Drug Wars PHOTO DISTRICT NEWS (PDN) , pp. pp. 10-14. Mar 1 2009.
Brian L Frank. pp. pp. 33, Feb 2 2009. The Danger Across the Border Newsweek International , pp. pp. 33. Feb 2 2009.
Brian L Frank. "Crime and Drugs in Mexico City" The Wall Street Journal , Nov 22 2008.
Brian L Frank. pp. pp. 134-143, Oct 1 2008. Expediente Juarez La Violencia como Forma de Vida Esquire , pp. pp. 134-143. Oct 1 2008.

Recent Post

Dont sell pix to these guys

Totally ridiculous amount of bullshit and headache trying to get paid only $200 (after they chiseled me down to this amount) for a single use image for:

Ta Ne, Lambrakis Press

They are a Greek newspaper. Don’t sell to them, or you won’t get paid.

More than 4 months since they got their image now and the run-around is never ending, not to mention the unprofessional and shady nonsense that makes me wonder if they even exist or ever planned on paying.

Hope I help someone avoid a headache.



29 Jan 2011 01:01 | 2 replies


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