In 1944, Frank Paulin joined the Army and developed his documentary style photographing the wartime devastation of German cities. In 1957, Paulin had his first single artist exhibition at the pioneering gallery, Limelight then the only gallery for art photography in New York.

The last half of the 20 century is considered his immensely productive period where Paulin, having studied under the great Bauhaus and New Bauhaus masters Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Harry Callahan and renowned art director Alexey Brodovitch, pushed traditional street photography into new and innovative directions.

Today, Frank Paulin continues to roam the New York City streets shooting with humor and compassion.