Moving Through

By  |  September 20, 2017
All photos © Frank Hamrick All photos © Frank Hamrick

Artist: Frank Hamrick

Project: My face tastes like salt

Description: The name My face tastes like salt comes from an observation the artist’s nephew made when he was just a few years old. The title expresses the curiosity and imagination Frank Hamrick wants to evoke from the audience through these photographs. Hamrick hopes viewers will interpret this collection in their own unique ways, and think of these images as starting points rather than endpoints. Originally created as tintypes, Hamrick’s works focus “on looking at and moving through the natural world around us.”

Watch a behind-the-scenes video on the making of My face tastes like salt here.


Eyes on the South is curated by Jeff Rich. The weekly series features selections of current work from Southern artists, or artists whose photography concerns the South. To submit your work to the series, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 

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