Born in Abbazia, Italy (now Opatija, Croatia). 1928-2020.

Frank Horvat initially studied art history in Milan. A meeting in 1951 with Henri Cartier-Bresson at MAGNUM, decided his fate as a photojournalist. In the early 1950’s he travelled all over the world and sent his images to magazines like Paris Match, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and Elle in Paris. In 1956 he settled in Paris and began to photograph fashion with a reportage style: real life situations, ambient lighting and 35 mm cameras. Frank Horvat excels in reportage, nature photography and fashion photography, for which he was a trendsetter for on-location fashion shoots as we know them today. His fashion images are created in a journalistic style and his journalistic series resemble fashion shoots.