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Guide to the Frank Hunter Photographs, 2010

Abstract

Frank Hunter is a documentary photographer and instructor known for his work in platinum/palladium photography.

34 platinum prints, sized from 20x24 to 24x30 inches, from Hunter's exhibit Still Point of the Turning World, which was displayed in 2010 in the Allen Building at Duke University. Hunter made the photographs with an 8x10 view camera in Ohio, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Hunter, Frank.
Title
Frank Hunter photographs 2010
Language of Material
English
Extent
4.0 Linear Feet, 34 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection includes twenty 20x24 and fourteen 24x30 platinum photographs, and one DVD with electronic versions of the prints. The prints in this collection are from Hunter's exhibit, "Still Point of the Turning World," which was on display in 2010 in the Allen Building at Duke University. Prints include images of nature and its interactions with culture. Hunter made the photographs with an 8x10 view camera in Ohio, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia. The DVD has been separated and migrated to Duke's electronic records server. Acquired as part of the Archive for Documentary Arts.

The collection is sorted by the size of the images: there is one box with the 20x24 photographs and one with the 24x30 photographs.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research, but is restricted to educational, non-commercial use. The creator retains all copyright.

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All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Platinum photographs, 20x24 inches
Box 1
Platinum photographs, 24x30 inches
Box 2
DVD with digital scans of prints.
DVD 1

Historical Note

Frank Hunter was born in El Paso, Texas, and grew up in the desert Southwest. He has an M.A. in communications from the University of Colorado and an M.F.A. in photography from Ohio University, where he was the John Cady Graduate Fellow in Fine Art. Hunter has taught at the university level for more than twenty years. His interest in photographic processes includes the technical process of exposure and development as well as the psychological and spiritual aspects of creating photographic work. Hunter is best known for his landscape photographs done in the nineteenth-century process known as platinum/palladium. His recent work includes a commission done for the Federal Reserve Bank documenting Midtown Atlanta at the turn of the millennium, which was shown at the High Museum in Atlanta in 2003. His work is represented in a number of public and private collections, including the Speed Museum, the Denver Museum of Art, the High Museum, and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Hunter teaches at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies.

(Biography written by the Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frank Hunter Photographs, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Frank Hunter Photographs were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2010.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, August 2010

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, August 2010

Accession 2010-0141 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.