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Tony Frank

French photographer born in 1945. His career begins in the 1960’s.

Tony started his career as one of the most sought after photographers of the French magazine “Salut les Copains”, (emblem of a whole generation created in 1962 by Daniel Filipacchi), then went on to work for Hit Magazine (another iconic publication), until 1975.

The agency Sygma-Corbis employed him on a regular basis as a freelance photographer to cover stories for the largest magazine publications in France including Paris Match, Gala, and VSD… In addition, Tony kept doing photo shoots at the request of his favourite artists and record companies for which he produced multiple series of posters, single and album covers.

More than the photographer of the stars, he became their confident. Over the years he worked as the official photographer of Johnny Hallyday, Serge Gainsbourg, Véronique Sanson to name just a few.

Today Tony Frank is considered an icon in the photography world for having capture authentic and never to be forgotten moments of French and international pop rock music and movie stars of the last four decades.

His work includes photos of: Woody Allen, Louis Armstrong, Charles Aznavour, Nathalie Baye, Chuck Berry, Jean Paul Belmondo, Jane Birkin, James Brown, Ray Charles, Julien Clerc, Alain Delon, Catherine Deneuve, Matt Dillon, Donovan, Bob Dylan, Marianne Faithfull, Claude François, Jean Luc Godard, Nina Hagen, Mick Jagger, Elton John, Tom Jones, Madonna, Mireille Mathieu, Michel Polnareff, Queen, Otis Redding, Sony & Cher, Tina Turner, Sylvie Vartan, The Who, Frank Zappa…

He lives in Paris.

Exhibitions

13.12.2019 / 01.03.2020 • jane b., La Galerie de L'Instant, 46 rue de Poitoux, Paris 75003.
November 2019 • Moulin Saint Germain, 14680.

October 2019 • Serge Gainsbourg, Alliance française Granada.

September 2019 • Hugues Aufray, galerie Dina Vierny, Paris 75006.

July 2019 • Johnny Hallyday, Maison du Cygne, Six-Fours-les-Plages 83140.

August 2018 • Johnny Hallyday cinéma, Festival Film Francophone Angoulème.

July 2018 • Johnny Hallyday, Espace Océane, Nantes.

July 2018 • Johnny Hallyday, Galerie Joseph, Paris 75003.

June 2017 • Galerie de l’Instant, Noirmoutiers.

March 2017 • Serge Gainsbourg, Ambassade de France Pekin, Canton, Shenyang.

Mach 2017 • Hugues Aufray, Alliance française Malaga.
October 2016 • Serge Gainsbourg, Alliance française Malaga.
August 2016 • Cinéma, Festival Film Francophone Angoulème.
March 2016 • Serge Gainsbourg, Galerie de l’Instant.

December 2015 • Exposition Solo - Gallery Fine Art Rue de Rivoli, Paris 75001.
November 2015 • Fotofever Art Fair, exposition collective Artphotoby Gallery.
11 March / 25 April 2015 • Artclub Gallerie, 22 Place Bellecour, 69002 Lyon.
November 2014 • Exposition solo,  Gallerie rue de Verneuil, Paris 75007.

November 2014 • Serge Gainsbourg, Galerie Galry

April 2014 • Galerie Ono, Bologna - Italy. 

February 2014 • Johnny Hallyday, Stade Savigny sur Orge.
13 July au 18 August 2013 • Photographie Tony Frank, Le Villaré, Villers sur Mer 14 640.
28 February / 21 April 2013 • "Route 66″, Buddha Bar, Paris 75008.

November 2012 • Arteum.
8 November / 30 November 2012 • “About Rock”, Velvet Galerie, 11 rue Guénégaud, Paris 75006.
17-24 August 2012 • "Serge Gainsbourg", Festival Piano Folies, Le Touquet.
30 October 2010 / 15 February 2011 • "Johnny Hallyday", Brasserie La Lorraine, Paris 75016.
18-23 October 2010 • "Johnny Hallyday", Espace Pierre Premier, Paris 75016.

October 2009 • "Serge Gainsbourg", Brasserie la Lorraine, Paris 75008.

September 2009 • Galerie Renoma, 32 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris.

June 2009 • Galerie Bellanger.

June 2008 • Pershing Hall, 75008 Paris.

Videos

Tony Frank in front of the camera (Tony Frank's YouTube Channel)

Meeting with Tony Frank (1/3) "Gainsbourg" at the Fnac Paris Forum

Meeting with Tony Frank (2/3) "Gainsbourg" at the Fnac Paris Forum

Meeting with Tony Frank (3/3) "Gainsbourg" at the Fnac Paris Forum

Tony Frank tells us about Johnny Hallyday

Tony Frank remembers Johnny's last picture

Tony Frank: Pop Culture in Photo

Tony Frank remembers Johnny's last picture

Bibliography

Le Temps des Copains – Editions SCALI , 2006 
Serge GAINSBOURG, Photographies – Editions du SEUIL, 2009 
Johnny HALLYDAY, Photographies – Editions du SEUIL, 2010 
Eddy MITCHELL, Dernière Séance – Editions CHÊNE E/P/A, 2011 
Serge GAINSBOURG - Galerie de l’Instant, 2016 
GAINSBOURG 5 bis rue de Verneuil – Editions CHÊNE E/P/A, 2017 
BLEU MELODY - RVB Books, 2018

Johnny HALLYDAY, Les Années Tony Frank - Editions E/P/A - Hachette, 2022