The Collector’s Eye

A Photographer’s View of His Contemporaries



ISBN: 9789053309353 Category:

Frazier King


This bookis a visual and writtenexploration of the constructed photograph as created in the last decades of the 20thcentury and the first decades of the 21stcentury. Itdocuments a collection built byFrazier King, that was exhibited by FotoFest International in the Collector’s Eye II Exhibition. An essay by Mr. King’s essay reflects on76 images of a variety of constructed photographsincluded in the collection.

The narrative explores how Mr. King’s own work with this type of image has resulted ina collection of constructed photographs and explains the varied nature of this category of image. Thereader gets a personal and inside glimpse ofthe dynamics of photographic reviews such as FotoFest Meeting Place and how artists, collectors and curators interact in this venueand the relationships they form.In addition to an essay by Mr. King this volume includes an essay by Wendy Watriss, co-founder and Senior Artistic Advisorof FotoFest, on the significance of collecting and the role of the collector. The third essay is by Madeline Yale Preston, an independent curator based inLondon, who addresses therole of the collector as curatorand the historical evolution andimportance of the constructed photograph.

Additional information

Weight 1448 g
Dimensions 24.6 x 30.2 cm
Publisher name Schilt Publishing
Publication date 5 June 2020
Number of pages 184
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.6 x 30.2 cm
Weight 1448 g


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Frazier King worked as a corporate lawyer and has had a variety of roles in the photographic community in Houston, Texas, where he lives and works. He has been a photographer since the 1980's and continues this work today. He has produced several of bodies of work and has participated in a number of FotoFest Meeting Place reviews, including the first one in 1986. Mr. King has exhibited widely in the U.S., Europe and South America and is included in a number of significant museum collections. In addition, Mr. King has served the photographic community through his 15 years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Houston Center for Photography. During this time, he served as chair of a variety of committees including the Exhibition Committee. In this role Mr. King participated as a reviewer at FotoFest Meeting Place and also in other reviews in the U.S. and around the world. Mr. King continues service as a member of the HCP Advisory Council and amember of various committees. Since the early 2000's Mr. King has been an avid collectorand has spoken about collecting in a variety of venues.

With a foreword by Steven Evans, Executive Director of FotoFest.