Guide to the Frank Hunter Photographs, 2010
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.
- Collection Number
- Frank Hunter photographs
- Hunter, Frank
- 4 Linear Feet, 34 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
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.
Collection is open for research, but is restricted to educational, non-commercial use. The creator retains all copyright.
Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.
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.
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.
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.)
[Identification of item], Frank Hunter Photographs, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
The Frank Hunter Photographs were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2010.
Processed by Meghan Lyon, August 2010
Encoded by Meghan Lyon, August 2010
Accession 2010-0141 is described in this finding aid.