Frank Francis photography: Reflecting faces and places near and far |

Frank Francis photography: Reflecting faces and places near and far

Frank Francis will exhibit 55 large framed prints that represent a cross section of his work over the last 25 years.

The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 4 at The Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley. A reception will be held Sunday.

“For 25 years my camera has taken me to the remote reaches of much of the earth, on repeated trips to the mountains; deserts; rivers; villages of Africa; India; the Middle East; the Himalayas; Mongolia and Myanmar,” says Francis. “The effort has been, through fine art photography, to tell some part of the story of the people encountered; to record colorful and dramatic landscapes; to record the often poetic beauty in the symbols and structures of remote peoples’ lives, including their faith.”

Traveling mostly alone, hiring local guides, selecting the routes through the waterways of Myanmar, through the sands of the central Sahara, through on-foot journeys in the mountains of Ethiopia and the Himalayas; through the snows of Mongolia and through exotic locations in the Middle East; the goal has been to create memorable images with the camera before this remote world passes away.

On a less dramatic scale, but with the same intensity, years have been spent photographing the western United States, most frequently the valley and foothills of California. The show will also contain some of these photographs.

Fifty-five art, color photographs will be on display. Each photograph is professionally developed and framed. All the prints are created through the LightJet Fuji Crystal process and are of archival quality.”

For information, visit Frank or call The Center at (530) 274-8384.

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