The French have a word that aptly sums up Owen Franken's career: Imprévisible (unforeseeable). To many, it might be a source of anxiety. To Owen Franken, it's freedom.
It is not surprising then that Franken enjoys an unusual profession for an MIT grad: Photojournalism. Franken's career has taken him to more than a hundred countries, allowing him to taste the best (and sometimes the worst) of what the world has to offer. "I've always relished freedom and never worried about financial security," Franken says from his home in Paris, where he juggles his roles as a food and travel photographer, a father of two, and a better than decent chef.
Owen Franken’s photographs cover over thirty years of work; traveling the world, eating good food and photographing everything in between. His photographs have appeared in Newsweek, the New York Times, Forbes, BusinessWeek, Time and National Geographic, as well as Saveur, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Food and Wine, and Travel and Leisure. He has traveled to over one hundred countries, covered the fall of the Berlin Wall, Presidents Nixon to Clinton, Ted Kennedy, family and developed a specialization in photographing food and wine in his country of residence, France.
Please join us for the opening of his photography retrospective at the Alliance Française de Washington.
Artist’s website : http://www.owenfranken.com/
Exhibit through March 2.
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