50 Years in Photography with Frank White
Seems like it was just yesterday when I bought my first camera, learning how to load 35mm film. Yet here I stand, fifty years later having had a long and successful career in photography.
Was March 1970, President Nixon was still in the White House, when I laid down my hard earned dollars to buy that first camera. Over the next four years I taught myself camera functions, composing photos, processing film and printing. My desire to create artistic images with a camera was formulated in those early years.
After high school, the next four years were spent pursuing a degree in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology, graduating magna cum laude.
Moved to Houston in 1978 to work for three different photographers, fired all three only to open my studio in 1979.
From there it was working hard day and night for large advertising agencies in Houston, Chicago and New York. My specialty was illustrative photography.
Over the years my work achieved recognition, was awarded accordingly. Progressing my way up from local competitions to regional to national and finally, international. Along the way winning awards for my images. The awards of which I am most proud are: the ADDIE, the 1986 Leica Medal of Excellence for commercial photography. (other honorees: Alfred Isenstaedt, Lee Friedlander, Ernst Hass, and Beaumont Neuhall - incredible company) and the first Nikon self promotional award, 1986, 2nd place.
My photos were placed on exhibit at the International Center of Photography in New York City.
On a fine art level, I am represented locally by Nicole Longnecker Gallery. My works are found in numerous collections, including the Houston Museum of Fine Art and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
Still today, fifty years later, the challenge of creative photography keeps me going strong. I have worked as an artist from day one and continue to do so.
Come hear Frank White talk of those years, growing, learning and winning with photography. Frank will share many of his memorable moments from that 50 year journey.
“You can’t depend on your eyes, when your imagination is out of focus!”
1889 Mark Twain ‘A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court’
VOTE early Tuesday, then come on over to the meeting. Looks to be a great turn out.