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The Robert Frank Collection


We would like to extend our deepest thanks to Robert Frank and June Leaf for the critical support they have given the National Gallery at all stages of the creation, organization, and dissemination of information about the Robert Frank Collection at the Gallery. In addition, we wish to thank Peter MacGill and Lauren Panzo of PaceMacGill Gallery for their expert guidance and assistance with the Robert Frank Collection Guide as well as the Andrea Frank Foundation and the Marlene Nathan Meyerson Family Foundation for their support.

Numerous individuals have worked to make this guide possible. It was written by Sarah Gordon under the direction of Sarah Greenough, senior curator and head of the department of photographs at the National Gallery of Art. We also wish to thank numerous other past and present members of the department of photographs, including Chloe Downe, Mark Levitch, Andrea Nelson, Maryanna Ramirez, Paul Roth, Julia Thompson, and Leslie J. Ureña, along with Constance McCabe, head of photograph conservation. In digital outreach, we thank John Gordy, Charles Alers, David Beaudet, Svetlana Reznikov-Velkovsky, and László Zeke. In the division of imaging and visual services, we thank Alan Newman, Lorene Emerson, Peter Dueker, Erica Abbey, David Applegate, Debbie Adenan, Rick Blanc, Adam Davies, Gloria Dunlap, Katherine Mayo, Christina Moore, Greg Williams, and Tricia Zigmund. In the registrar’s office, we acknowledge the help of Elizabeth Concha, Sue Finkel, and Mary Suzor; in the secretary and general counsel’s office, we thank Julian Saenz; and in the publishing office, we thank Chris Vogel, Tam Curry Bryfogle, and Melanie Lukas.