Claiborne Swanson Frank is a fine art portrait photographer. After assisting Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, Frank went on to pursue a career in photography. In 2010, she released her first body of work, Indigo Light, a collection of 29 portraits of the women in her life, which served as the inspiration for American Beauty. Frank exhibited in her first solo show, at Lu Magnus gallery, in 2012. She resides in Manhattan with her husband, James Frank.
Genevieve Bahrenburg is a journalist, writer, and magazine editor. She has worked in the features departments at Vogue and Elle, and is currently the executive editor of Above magazine and Above Live.
If the cover, which portrays an American flag dragging the ground and being used as a prop, is any indication of the photographer's love of America then I'm unimpressed.Published 4 months ago by Sarah Ashley
This book is an incredible embarrassment. It should be titled "Rich, White American Beauties with a few Black and Asian Women thrown in so I can show I support diversity -- up to... Read morePublished on June 27, 2012 by briar
This is a breathtaking book. American Beauty is a beautiful, moving body of work that belongs on coffee tables across America. Read morePublished on May 20, 2012 by Bev Hessel
Ordered several copies (since someone we know is in the book). The pictures are beautiful. A great coffee table book.Published on May 18, 2012 by Webster