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Hope Frazier

A photographer and writer based in Ojai, California, I observe, question and celebrate life in images, and words.

Currently, I am documenting a branch of my family and the hazards of living in the remote heart of Appalachia’s coal-mining country.

Some recent work includes three solo exhibitions in 1998 from photographs of art and artists in Mexico; ongoing work on a series of Zen-like images that comment quietly on life; on Women of the Américas, a photographic study of women 500 years into the New World, and on Everglades Enduring, a photographic study of Lake Hickory Nut, a still-pure place in a surprising corner of Florida.

I researched and helped to write and film a 1997 video documentary about the people of NASA’s Pathfinder mission and its July 4 landing on Mars. A short version was named Best Short-Subject Documentary at the 1998 Houston Film Festival.

Previously, I was a newspaper journalist for more than two decades in Los Angeles, Miami and Memphis. Most recently, I was editor and vice president of the Pasadena Star-News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune and Whittier Daily News in California. I left corporate journalism in 1995 to become an independent writer and photographer.

Photography Exhibitions, selected

1997-99 Santa Paula (CA) Art & Photography Exhibit (1997 Douglas Shively Memorial Award of Excellence, two First Awards; 1999 First Award); Ventura County Fair (1997 First and Second awards, Professional Photography Division);"A Classic Competition, " 1997 and 1998 Carnegie Museum, Oxnard, CA; Solo Exhibitions 1998: "A Feast for the Living," Zoma gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, and "Out of the Américas," Ojai (CA) Center for the Arts. 1999 group exhibitions, Studio Gallery, Los Angeles, and G.Childress Gallery, Ojai.

 Cañada Studio
613 Cañada Street
Ojai, California 93023
voice: 805/646-8026
fax: 805/646-2988

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