Karen Frank is the Director of Photography at ESPN, The Magazine. Karen began her career as a Director of Photography at GQ Magazine. She went on to work at O — The Oprah Magazine in it’s beginning days — helping to establish the visual identity of the magazine. Since then, Frank has worked at numerous other publications, including More Magazine, Conde Nast Portfolio, and Bloomberg Businessweek. Frank has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Carnegie-Mellon University.
Bodies We Want 2016
Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
ESPN’s Body photography celebrates the athletic form in all shapes and sizes. Our goal is to capture the personality of each athlete and to create an intimate, intensely personal, and radically different look at the most amazing bodies in the world. We strive to honor the athletes with images that reflect their strength, beauty and personality.
The Making of ESPN’s Body Issue
Eight years ago, ESPN the Magazine’s Body Issue set out with one mission: to celebrate and explore the athletic form through powerful images and interviews. Today, the issue’s cornerstone photo portfolio is one of the most highly anticipated releases of the summer. Our panelists will take you behind the scenes to discuss how the issue comes together, and the creative process of working with world-class professional athletes at their most vulnerable.