Still Point of The Turning World: Photographs by Frank Hunter

 

"Tree of Life," Amesville, Ohio

"Tree of Life," Amesville, Ohio

Still Point of The Turning World
Photographs by Frank Hunter

On view through June 30, 2010
Reception: Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 5-6 p.m.
Allen Gallery, 2nd floor, Allen Building, West Campus, Duke University
Hosted by Provost Peter Lange

Garlic and sapphires in the mud
Clot the bedded axle-tree.
The trilling wire in the blood
Sings below inveterate scars
Appeasing long forgotten wars.
The dance along the artery
The circulation of the lymph
Are figured in the drift of stars
Ascend to summer in the tree
We move above the moving tree
In light upon the figured leaf
And hear upon the sodden floor
Below, the boarhound and the boar
Pursue their pattern as before
But reconciled among the stars.
At the still point of the turning world.

—T. S. Eliot, from “Burnt Norton,” Four Quartets

Frank Hunter, a native of El Paso, Texas, grew up in the desert Southwest. Hunter, who received an M.A. in communications from the University of Colorado and an M.F.A. in photography from Ohio University, teaches the fundamentals of photography and courses in nineteenth-century photographic processes in Art and Documentary Studies at Duke University. His hand-coated platinum/palladium photographs, made with an 8 x 10 view camera, portray the cultural landscape with a singular lyricism.

Window, Lady Borton's farm, Athens County, Ohio

Window, Lady Borton's farm, Athens County, Ohio

Two trees, barbed wire, Saultopaul, Georgia

Two trees, barbed wire, Saultopaul, Georgia

Graves, Sheldon Church Ruins, Yemassee, South Carolina

Graves, Sheldon Church Ruins, Yemassee, South Carolina

Gloves and coats, Lady Borton's farm, Millfield, Ohio

Gloves and coats, Lady Borton's farm, Millfield, Ohio

"Out of Season," Dividing Ridge, Athens County, Ohio

"Out of Season," Dividing Ridge, Athens County, Ohio

Church, Gallia County, Ohio

Church, Gallia County, Ohio

Heart on tree, Hocking Hills, Ohio

Heart on tree, Hocking Hills, Ohio

"Nature," Asheville, North Carolina

"Nature," Asheville, North Carolina

Electric pole, Marion Harner's farm, Athens County, Ohio

Electric pole, Marion Harner's farm, Athens County, Ohio

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    1. […] Frank Hunter leads this workshop.  Frank is a world-class documentary photographer whose work is in museum collections throughout the world.  He is on the faculty of the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies in Durham, North Carolina and represented by Thomas Deans Fine Arts gallery in Atlanta, Georgia. […]

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