Photography Series: Michelle Frankfurter

Michelle Frankfurter

           Opening reception: Tuesday, February 3 at 7:30 PM. 

                         Exhibit runs through March 24, 2015.

On February 3, Michelle Frankfurter’s photo exhibit, Destino, opens at The Half King as Photo Series No. 30.
With Destino, Frankfurter tells the story of the Central American immigrant trek, by freight train across Mexico to the U.S. border, and the pursuit of a better life. Since 2009, she has zeroed in on the epic aspects of this voyage, as a way of highlighting the heroic courage and desperation that lend strength to its undertaking. For the most part, her subjects are young men and women, some with children, some children themselves—all running from nightmare lives toward the promise of safer circumstances in America.

Opening night will feature a slideshow and discussion about Michelle’s project. Also, her book, Destino, will be available for sale at a discounted price.

Since 2000, Michelle Frankfurter has concentrated her photography on themes of migration and the U.S.—Mexico border region. Awards include two from World Press Photo for her Haiti work, a Top 50 Critical Mass award (2011), finalist for the 2011 Aftermath Project, the 2012 FotoEvidence Book Award for Destino, and a 2013 Aaron Siskind Foundation grant. Destino, her first book, was published in September 2014 by FotoEvidence.


The Half King Photography Series is dedicated to showing exceptional photojournalism. In tandem with its reading series, The Half King fosters a dialog between photographers and writers that underscores the importance of their unique relationship. Co-curating its photography series are James Price, Assignments Editor at Getty Reportage, and Anna Van Lenten, writer and editor.

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