Howard W. Frank (United States, 1914-2000)


For over seventy-five years Howard W. Frank captured the irony, grit and rhythm of American life in his striking black and white photographs.


In 1932 he became a freelance photographer for International News Photos, and in 1938 his work was exhibited in the First International Photographic Exposition at Grand Central Palace. His work has been exhibited widely and is include in many galleries, private collections and museums.


His photographs most recently appear in "New York City in Photographs 1850-1945" by Susan Wright and "This Joint is Jumpin" by Tanja Crouch. Howard continued to make photographic prints from the original vintage negatives up until his death in May of 2000. Signed prints by Howard and contemporary estate stamped prints from the original negatives are available for purchase, limited use rights and exhibition.


This Web site includes a small sampling of Howard's vast works. If you have a specific interest in a photograph from New York from the 1930s or would like information please contact




Light Gallery, NYC - 1987

Foto-Clave - 1989, '88, '86, 85, '85

PSA International Convention, Chicago - 1984

Metro Camera Club Council Salon - 1942, 1941

6th International Salon of Photography, NYC - 1939

1st International Photography Exhibition - 1938





Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Consolodated Freightways

Numerous private and corporate collections



Photo Metro

New York Magazine