Peter Fink: My Mind's Eye

Peter Fink: My Mind's Eye

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Beginning as a designer, Peter Fink (1907, Grand Rapids 1984, New York City) traveled the globe from the 1950s to 1970s, moving in hidden streets and industrial towns of postwar Japan, France, Portugal, northern Africa, and the Middle East, photographing workers and street scenes. Arts and culture are recurring themes, as well as the life of workers, families or children in each new place he observed, but also expressive portraits and fashion, surreal still-lives, or his radical Refractions - reflections on architecture.

In his lifetime Peter Fink was included in fifty solo shows in institutions throughout the world. His work is held in prominent museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main.

From the introduction by Celina Lunsford: This publiction re-introduces Peter Fink's photography to a broader audience and reveals why he was one of the most exhibited lens-based artists during his lifetime. He was a seeker of intriguing objects and beautiful things. In 1953, the Museum of Modern Art in New York purchased two images; and in the 1960s, The Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired roughly ninety of his photographs. During his lifetime, he had over fifty solo shows in well-known art institutions.