Ruth Bernhard, San Francisco, 1988 © Abe FrajndlichAbe Frajndlich
gave me free reign to put together a second series from his stunning new book, 'Penelope's Hungry Eyes' which is packed with over 100 portraits of the master photographers. If your favourites are not here in my edit I'm sure you'll find them in the book.
"With a single-mindedness and tenacity which can only be compared to Penelope's faith in the return of her husband Odysseus, Abe's "hungry eyes" pursued the goal of photographing photographers for generations. In the course of over thirty years he compiled an ever-growing portrait collection of famous colleagues, 101 of which now appear in his new book."
On December 7th, 2011, the New York Public Library
will be host to a discussion between Frajndlich; Henry Adams, author of the introductory text; and Duane Michals, one of the photographers featured in the book.