From his base in Central New York, Frank has ready access to locations throughout New York State and the Northeast. He travels regularly for work assignments and on self-commissioned photo ventures, when he continuously seeks new opportunities to capture compelling images of the people, places, and businesses that inhabit the region.
From the colors and curves of a classic car, to the historic marvels of the Erie Canalway; the striking features of a commercial complex, to face that extrude laughter and leadership, Frank Forte's photographs don't just illustrate subjects, they put you in their presence.
"I strive to immerse viewers in the moment, to convey the same sense of emotion, wonder, beauty, or inspiration I felt when I took the photo," he explains. "I want the viewer to see the extraordinary in the ordinary - and experience the qualities and characters of people, places and things that even if they never meet, visit or touch, they will get a feel like they have. When that happens, a photo rises to the level of not just telling a unique story, but enabling the viewer to feel it as well."- F. Forte
Frank Forte work has been exhibited at the The Gannett Art Gallery at SUNY Polytechnic Institute here at Marcy campus and the Edith Langley Barrett Fine Arts Gallery at Utica College.
After decades of commercial photography, covering a wide variety of assignments and subject matter, I will focus on one main project in 2020- The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. Although the subject consists of a single entity, it encompasses all of the photographic disciplines that I have encountered during my career as photographer: architecture, industrial structures, landscape, water scape, vehicle, special events, sports, historic sites, cityscapes, small towns, food, fitness & fun. The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor website describes it best:
"A New Kind of National Park - The U.S. Congress recognized the Erie Canal's significance to our nation by establishing the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor in 2000. The Corridor stretches 524 miles across the full expanse of upstate New York, from Buffalo to Albany and north along the Champlain Canal to Whitehall. It threads 234 diverse communities connected by a waterway that changed not just the landscape of our state, but also our nation and its history." https://eriecanalway.org/learn/history-culture
A picture is worth a thousand words.
That's exactly how some shutterbugs won the 14th Annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. They managed to capture historical and cultural richness along the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.
Judges selected first, second and third place photographs from nearly 250 entries. Photos were judged in four categories - Classic Canal, Canal Communities, On The Trail, and Along the Water. In addition to the 12 photo contest winners, 12 photographs received an Honorable Mention.
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