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As Far as One’s Eye Can See: A Retrospective Through the Lens of the Photographer Peter Fink

Henrika Schnoor

From the Journal: Rundbrief Fotografie

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20 Sep 2022



The American designer Samuel Nelson Peter Finkelstein (1907–1984) – he was later to choose Peter Fink as his artist name – became enthusiastic about photography relatively late, when he was already in his forties. In the three decades of work as a photographer and photojournalist that followed he produced an estimated 1,000 photographs now held and shown by renowned institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris, and the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt on the Main. Of the original prints, mostly in blackand-white, 242 found their way to Hessen and were exhibited from October 2, 2021, to January 16, 2022, at the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt (FFF). The curators Celina Lunsford and Andrea Horvay collaborated closely with Monique Fink, the photographer’s widow, and published the accompanying catalog in May 2020, “Peter Fink. My Mind’s Eye”, which includes both famous photographs by Fink and others they discovered, along with an essay by the two authors.

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