During his stay as Artist-in-Residence in 1986, photographer Frank Hunter split his time between making 20'x24' contact prints from enlarged 8'x10' negatives and making new pictures in and around Syracuse.
In both the prints he made from existing negatives and the new images, Hunter maintained a consistent spirited energy and sense of purpose that transcends time, place and local conventions and allows one to comprehend the dignity of a close friend, the respectful view of a well tended garden or the tragedy of the cluttered landscape.
Hunter made some very interesting and revealing statements in the letter he wrote in application to our residency program. He commented that the work he sent was done within the past year and continued, 'These (photographs)are a departure for me from natural landscapes. They represent what interests me. Some are of people I love and some are of strangers I have come across. Most are of small towns and rural places in the Ohio valley. I didn't grow up there, I don't even like it here. I'm fascinated by the decay and loss.'