Frank Franklin II Bio

2024 Perry Photo Challenge Judge Frank Franklin II

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Frank Franklin II Bio

For the past 21 years, Frank Franklin II has been a Staff Photographer with The Associated Press (AP) in New York City. Prior to that, he worked for AP as a staff photographer in Raleigh, N.C. In 2001 he was a photo intern for AP in Seattle, Washington, while working towards an MA in photography at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication.

Frank grew up in Queens, New York. He discovered photography while majoring in Business Management at Howard University in Washington D.C.

Frank has covered events including Hurricane Ike in Texas, Hurricane Sandy in New York, multiple Super Bowls, London 2012 Summer Olympics, Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, multiple World Series events, Stanley Cup Playoffs, March Madness basketball, and NBA Playoffs.

 Frank was part of the team of AP photographers that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography for a collection of images across multiple U.S. cities showing the national response to the death of George Floyd.