Roberto Frankenberg lives in Paris,
Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, from a Dutch father and a Brazilian mother and 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 then moves to Paris. 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
2021 L’enigme et le moment suspendu – solo exhibition of his portrait work at the 3rd biennale de la photographie à la Mairie du 13ème in Paris
2020 He is invited with his project Traces to take part in the «Invisible Wounds» exhibition at the Graves Gallery in the Sheffield Museum, UK. Invisible Wounds shows how artists represent the echoes of devastating acts that continue to haunt the landscapes in which they took place.
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