Podcast: Murray Fredericks—Reflect the Divine

Murray Fredericks considers his landscape photography series, "Vanity," as just one aspect of a larger body of work, a project for which he has spent fifteen years shooting in southern Australia's remote Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre. However, this part of the larger series has one aspect that the others do not—a large mirror placed in the lake bed, reflecting other angles of the land and sky. This seemingly simple idea transforms not only the vista but our visual understanding of this singular place, and I think it's fair to say that there is nothing comparable to these large color photographs that attempt to represent the "overwhelming emptiness and powerful emotional resonance of remote land and sky."

For this episode of the B&H Photography Podcast, we took our mics to the Robert Mann Gallery, in New York, to speak with Murray Fredericks and gallery owner Robert Mann on the opening day of Fredericks’s first solo exhibit in the United States. We walked through the gallery, soaking up the sublimity of these images and discussing the challenges of the project, the gear, the prints, and all aspects of the collaboration between artist and gallery. Join us for this extraordinary conversation.

Stay tuned toward the end of the show, when we chat with the two winners of our Canon 5D Mark IV Sweepstakes and hear their reactions to winning and how they will be using their new cameras.

Guests: Murray Fredericks and Robert Mann; Canon Sweepstakes winners Hillary Dunning and Tim Couch

Mirror 8, 2017 © Murray Fredericks, courtesy Robert Mann Gallery
Mirror 12, 2017 © Murray Fredericks, courtesy Robert Mann Gallery
Mirror 7, 2017 © Murray Fredericks, courtesy Robert Mann Gallery
Mirror 14, 2017 © Murray Fredericks, courtesy Robert Mann Gallery
Mirror 16, 2017 © Murray Fredericks, courtesy Robert Mann Gallery
Mirror 18, 2017 © Murray Fredericks, courtesy Robert Mann Gallery
Mirror 19, 2017 © Murray Fredericks, courtesy Robert Mann Gallery
Mirror 21, 2017 © Murray Fredericks, courtesy Robert Mann Gallery
Installation view of “Vanity”, courtesy Robert Mann Gallery
Murray Fredericks and the B&H Podcast team © Todd Vorenkamp
Robert Mann, Allan Weitz, Murray Fredericks © John Harris
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Host: Allan Weitz
Senior Creative Producer: John Harris
Producer: Jason Tables
Executive Producer: Lawrence Neves

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