Frank Hamrick’s work is housed in institutions including the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Griffin Museum of Photography, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and has been profiled by NPR. Frank is the MFA graduate program coordinator and a professor of photography, video and book arts at Louisiana Tech University’s School of Design. Frank’s handmade books combine photography and storytelling with papermaking and letterpress printing to address universal topics including time, relationships, nature and home. Frank’s artists’ book Harder than writing a good haiku earned the 2017 Houston Center for Photography Fellowship and was awarded first place in the 2017 Los Angeles Festival of Photography’s Photobook Competition. More of Frank’s work is available at frankhamrick.com
“As the grandson of a well driller, I learned at an early age that water does not originate from a faucet, nor simply disappear after going down the drain.”
Frank Hamrick’s My face tastes like salt is a series of still lifes and landscape portraits taken in Georgia, Louisiana, and Tennessee. The work is meant to generate questions, allowing viewers the space to create their own stories.