He has continued to accept eclectic assignments however such as photographing the 1984 Democratic National Convention and directing music videos for artists such as New Order ("Run") and Patti Smith ("Summer Cannibals"). The starting point was to bring original prints from New York to Göttingen Germany where Steidl is based. " The Stones sued to prevent the film's release and it was disputed whether Frank as the artist or the Stones as those who hired the artist actually owned the copyright.
Frank later expanded into film and video and experimented with manipulating photographs and photomontage. Robert Frank (born November 9 1924 Zürich) is an important figure in American photography and film.