Frank Lisciandro <<ARTIST PAGE
We've come to regard the 60s through the highly fixed and manipulated images of the mass media and still, little is known of the cultural milieu which fostered and propelled the events that defined one of the century's most popular and engaging periods.
Photographer and filmmaker Frank Lisciandro was there, at the right place, at the right time – centerstage. He was there both as a witness and as an artist, taking stock of some of the most incendiary moments of a radical decade; a decade when artists explored and simultaneously defined what was to become the new American psyche. Lisciandro's collaboration with The Doors frontman Jim Morrison, has produced a distinguished group of film documents that offer some insight into the mind of one of the most creative geniuses and cultural icons of that period.
Lisciandro has produced and directed over 25 non-fiction films which have won major film festival awards in the US. For example, Feast of Friends (1968), a documentary about Jim Morrison and The Doors. In 1979 he co-produced An American Prayer, a recording of the poetry of Jim Morrison, nominated for a Grammy Award.
Frank Lisciandro was born in New York City. He received a Bachelor of FIne Arts in Motion Picture Production and a Master of FIne Arts in Film Writing from the University of California at Los Angeles.
His photographs have appeared in more than twenty books, countless magazines and have been the subject ofseveral European exhibits.