Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Frank Hamrick: Photography is like Chicken

Louisiana-based photographer Frank Hamrick is today's featured Southern photographer on NPR's Picture Show blog.

Frank earned this recognition because he is one of the 100 Superstar Southern artists recently designated by Oxford American Magazine.

Frank makes beautiful photographs, and he has some interesting things to say here about being a Southerner and being a Southern artist.

He also says that photography is like chicken. 

I'm having trouble making that connection.

Maybe that's because I recently looked into some of the world's traditions and practices around the consumption of meat.

I found that some cultures do not eat beef. Some cultures don't eat pork. Some cultures don't eat shellfish.

But, among the world's carnivores, I could not find anyone who was a defender of the chicken.

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