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timepastimepresentfototime by Abe Frajndlich

Photographs and Text by Abe Frajndlich Š 2007 Abe Frajndlich


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the camera is the instrument that always

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says yes to

know no now

dedicated to cynthia 1949-2007

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abe frajndlich Born May 28, 1946, Frankfurt a/M, Germany Resides in New York City, NY

education BA, Northwestern University, Evanston, Il. English Literature, 1968 MA, Northwestern University, Evanston, Il. English Literature, 1970 Three-year residency with Minor White, Chairman of MIT Department of Photography (1964-1976), Arlington Hts., Mass., 1970-71, 1975-76 Study and work with Nathan Lyons, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York, 1974-75

present position Freelance art, magazine and commercial photographer. Has worked for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Life, ArtNews, London Sunday Times, London Observer, N. Y. Times Magazine and many others in the U.S. and Europe. Currently preparing a book project called; Looking at Photographers.

selected solo exhibitions Jewish Museum, Frankfurt, Portraits, 101 Photos, 1970-2003 Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, 2002 Reygers Gallery, Munich, 2002, 2001

GSI Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio, 2000 FotoForum International, Frankfurt, 1999 Infocus Gallery am Dom, Koln, Germany 1998 Museum Molkau, Leipzig, Germany, 1998 Fotogalerie Kulturamt Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany 1997 FotoForum Frankfurt, Germany, 1997 Native Indian Museums - Travelling Show 1995-96 Leica Gallery, New York City, 1994 Thread Waxing Space, New York City, 1993 University of Delaware Museum of Art, 1993 Ludwig Museum, Koln, Germany, 1990 Dayton Art Institute, Experiencenter Gallery, Dayton, O., 1983 Zenith Gallery, Pittsburgh, Penn., 1983 Akron Museum of Art, Akron, Ohio, 1982 Bonfoey Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio, 1981 The Photography Place, Philadelphia, Penn., 1979 Image Co-Op, Montpelier, Vermont, 1978 SohoPhoto Gallery, New York, N.Y., 1977 Musee Nicephore Niepce, Chalon-sur-Saone, France, 1977 Gallery of Photographic Arts, North Olmsted, Ohio, 1976 United States Senate, Washington, D.C., 1974

selected group exhibitions Fascination with the Body, Infocus Gallery, with Alvin Booth, 2007

22 photos Eyes of Time, Galerie Tammen, Berlin, 35 photos, 2006 Gifts to the Nation, National Portrait Galllery, Wash.D.C., 2006, 4 photos Esthetic of the Erotic IV, Leipzig Museum of Photography, 2005 Fifteen Years, Fifteen Photographers, inFocus Gallery, Koln, 2005 Photography from Private Collections, Foto, Forum International, Frankfurt, 2005 Exposed, Nudes of the 20th Century, Heilbronn Museum, with Weston, Brandt, Man Ray, Gibson, 2004, 2 photographs Nudes, inFocus Gallery, Koln, 2004, 2 photos Scapes: City & Land, Butler Institute of American Art, Trumbull, with Simona Frajndlich, 51 photographs Before, During and After 9/11, Dead Horse Gallery, Lakewood, Ohio, 2002, 20 photos Portrait of the Art World, A Century of ARTnews Photographs, starting at the New York Historical Society, NYC, and travelling to four venues through 2004, 3 photographs Princeton Art Museum, Peter Bunnell Exhibition, 2002, 2 photographs Art Bridge: New York-Cologne-New York, Edward Carter Gallery, NYC,’01 World Wildlife Fund Portfolio Exhibition, Der Hague, Helsinki, Frankfurt, Istanbul, 2000/2001, with 25 other international photographers Documentation/Manipulation in 20th Century Photography, curated by David Ebitz, Ringling Museum, Sarasota, Fla., 1999, 20 photographs. Photographic Portraits of Artists since

1945, curated by Michael Kohler, Museum Bad Arolsen, 1999, Stadtmuseum Hofheim am Taunus, March 1999-May 2000 eight portraits of Cindy Sherman, four portraits of Gilbert&George Master Photographs from the Permanent Collection, The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1996, 1 photograph + inclusive catalogue, 15 photographs Leica Gallery, Two Person with Ralph Gibson, 96 Thinking Print, Books to Billboards, 1980-95, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1996, Large group show, 9 photos as part of a Portfolio 500 Capp St. with David Ireland,text by John Ashberry The Essential Art: 140 Years of American Photography from the Ansel Adams and Virginia Adams Collection, University of Arizona, Center for Creative Photography traveling show, 1992, 1 photo Les Conserves de Nicephore, exhibition and catalog of permanent collection of Musee Nicephore Niepce, Chalon-surSaone, France, 10 photographs, 1992 May Show, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, 1992, 1989, 1988, 1986, 1982, 1981, 1979, 1977, 1974, 1973 Inside Self someone else, Dayton Art Institute, with Eleanor Antin, Robert Arneson, Luis Azaceta, Jay Bolotin, Lynn Hershman, William Wiley, 1984 PhotoCollect, New York City, Two Person with Minor White, 1983 University of Florida Art Department Gallery, Gainesville, Fla., Two-person exhibit with Chris Pekoc, 1982 Second Sight--Infra Red Survey,

Carpenter Center, Harvard University, 1981, Show traveled in U.S. & Europe through 1984 New Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio, Three-person exhibit, 1981 Personae, Mather Gallery, Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, Ohio, 1980 Summer Show, Daniel Wolf, New York, N.Y., 1980 The Automobile Image, MIT, Cambridge, Ma., 1980 Fotogalerij Paule Pia, Antwerp, Belgium, Two-person exhibit with Andre Kertesz, 1978 Focus Gallery, San Francisco, Two-person exhibit, 1978 New Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio, Two-person exhibit, 1977 Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Mass., 1976 Gallery of Photographic Arts, North Olmsted, Ohio, Two-person exhibit with Ansel Adams, 1977 G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Beverly Hills, Cal., 1976 MIT, Cambridge, Mass., Two-person exhibit, 1976 Celebrations, MIT, Cambridge, Mass., 1974 Children: 1843-1973, Exchange National Bank, Chicago, 1973

selected collections Akron Museum of Art, Akron, Ohio Biblioteque Nationale, Paris, France Butler Institute American Art, Youngstown, O. Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio George Eastman House, Rochester, New York Jewish Museum, Frankfurt, Germany Ludwig Museum, Koln, Germany M.I.T. Cambridge, Mass. Musee Nicephore Niepce, International Museum of Photography, Chalon-sur-Saone. Museum of Modern Art, New York City Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, Cal. National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. New Mexico Museum Fine Arts, SantaFe, NM George Pompidou Centre, Paris, France Princeton Art Museum, Princeton, N.J. John and Mabel Ringling Museum, Sarasota, Florida San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, Cal. Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida University of Arizona, Tempe, Center of Creative Photography Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York Whitney Museum of Art, NYC

selected corporate & private collections Bank One, Chicago, Illinois Tom & Katherine Ball, Cleveland Baker & Hostetler, Cleveland Peter Bunnell, Princeton, N.J. AGA Burdox, Stockholm, Sweden Nancy Dickenson, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Harry Drake, Minneapolis, Minnesota Milton Esterow, New York City Eikoh Hosoe, Tokyo Huntington Bank, Columbus, Ohio Bill Jacklin, New York City and Newport, R.I. Kopperman & Wolf, Cleveland Peter Lewis, New York City, Aspen and Cleveland Gilbert Lloyd, London Herbert Locher, Cologne, Germany McKinsey & Company, Cleveland Ohio Savings, Cleveland Kurt Olden, NYC Francine & Benson Piloff, Cleveland & Raleigh, N. Carolina Hans-Georg Pospischil, Frankfurt, Germany Progressive Corp., Cleveland, Ohio and Albany, NY James Rosenquist, New York City Don Sanders, Houston, Texas Shearman & Sterling, Frankfurt, Germany Lothar Schirmer, Munich Target Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota Jurgen Tesch, Munich Garner Tullis, New York City Standard Oil Corp., Cleveland

monographs Abe Frajndlich Portraits, Prestel Publishing, Munich, London, New York, 2000, 83 photos Eros Eterna, Unschau Braus, Heideberg, Germany, 1999, 115 photos Masters of Light, Catalog to exhibition, Museum Ludwig,1990, 54 photos Lives I’ve Never Lived: A Portrait of Minor White, Arc Press, Cleveland,

Ohio, 1983, 83 photographs Cleveland Infra Red, Publix Imprints, Cleveland, Ohio, 1981, 83 photos Figments, Self-published, Boston, 1975, 59 photographs

portfolios 500 CAPP, Collaboration with David Ireland, John Ashberry, and Gunner Kaldewey, Kaldewey Press, Edition 46, 1995 Glove, Collaboration with painter, Chris Pekoc, 12 photographs, ARC Press, Edition 50, 1982 Homage to Yukio Mishima, Introduction by Eikoh Hosoe, 12 photographs, ARC Press, Edition 35, 1980 Entropic Freeze, Introductory quote from Nathaniel West’s Miss Lonelyhearts, ARC Press, Edition 35, 1980 Cleveland Infra Red, Introduction by Peter Lewis, 12 photographs, ARC Press, Edition of 60, 1980 Lives I’ve Never Lived: A Portrait of Minor White, Intro by Douglas Neil Prudden, 12 photos, Cleveland, Ohio, Edition 50, 1979 Private Figments, Intro by D. N. Prudden,12 photos, Boston, Mass., edition of 25, 1975. Abe Frajndlich 30 East 20th St. 6th Floor NYC, NY 10003 212 995 8648


Photographic collages mining personal past present and future history, done in photoshop.


Photographic collages mining personal past present and future history, done in photoshop.