Abe Frajndlich: A Portrait of Minor White
"Lives I've Never Lived"
Minor White was a highly influential photographer and teacher. Abe Frajndlich was 24 when he first attended one of White’s photography workshops, in Cleveland, Ohio. Soon after, Abe became one of White’s several live-in students, entering a somewhat ascetic, somewhat mystical, but thoroughly amazing world; a place where he would live on-and-off until White died.
After his third heart attack in what would be the final year of White’s life, he and Abe embarked on a book project which would be a series of portraits of White that Frajndlich made in and around White’s home, 203 Park Avenue, Arlington Heights, Massachusetts. Lives I’ve Never Lived: A Portrait of Minor White, includes Abe’s recollections of his six years studying under White, sharing some of his most intimate moments. White died on June 24th, 1976.