Roberto Frankenberg lives in Paris.
He was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, from a Dutch father and a Brazilian mother. Very interested in photography since his teenage years, he starts off as an assistant photographer in a fashion and advertising studio in São Paulo after studies in business administration.
He moves to Paris, continues to work as a photo assistant and then starts on his own as a freelance photographer. Portraiture and landscapes become the underlying topics of his work after a period in fashion. He now works closely with publications in Europe and the USA such as Libération, Le Monde, L’Equipe Magazine, Télérama, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Times, The Financial Times, Travel & Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler.
«Full Moon» a project about slowness and eternity consisting of landscapes photographed in moonlight
«Traces» a series of images based on his family’s history photographed on the sites of the Second World War Nazi death camps.
In 2019, Roberto starts a project in the Amazon forest which is now on stand-by due to the outbreak of the Covid 19 pandemic
2020 Frankenberg is invited with his project Traces to take part in the «Invisible Wounds» exhibition at the Graves Gallery in the Sheffield Museum, UK, along with the works of Denis Darzacq, Chloe Dewe Mathews, David Farrell, Elisa Larvego, James Morris, Simon Norfolk and Zineb Sedira. Invisible Wounds shows how artists represent the echoes of devastating acts that continue to haunt the landscapes in which they took place, curated by Amanda Crawley Jackson
2017 his portraits are shown along with those of his colleagues from Modds Agency at the Festival Portraits in Vichy, France.
2015, Traces individual exhibition at the Museu da Imagem e do Som in São Paulo, Brazil.
2015 exhibition « Der de Libé » / Map Photo Festival in Toulouse. A selection of portraits he has been shooting over the years for Libération.
2014 Traces is selected by La Maison Européenne de la Photographie for an individual exhibition as part of Le Mois de la Photo à Paris.
2012, exhibition « Regards Portrait » along with the work of his colleagues of Modds agency, under the patronage of La Maison Européene de la Photographie during Le Mois de la Photo à Paris.
2010, Full Moon exhibition Ile de Batz, Brittany, France.
2009, Full Moon exhibition at the Promenades Photographiques photography festival in Vendôme, France.
France : L’Equipe Magazine, Sport & Style, Libération, Télérama, Le Monde, Marie Claire Maison, GQ, L’Express Dix, Citizen K, Air France Magazine.
U.S.A. : The New York Times, Fortune, Time Magazine, Travel & Leisure, Departures
UK : The Guardian Weekend Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Sunday Times Magazine, The Times Weekend, The Financial Times Magazine, The Observer Magazine
Germany : SZ Magazin, Stern, Departures, Centurion Magazine
Other Clients: Hermès, Bentley, Richemont, Montblanc, Roger Dubuis, Barclays Bank, Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons, Accor, Havas, W Cie, JK Place, Alstom, Safran, BPCE, Albin Michel, Flammarion, Grasset, PSG