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Frederick Cantor Photo Exhibit in July

Story posted June 21, 2002

"Visions & Expressions," a collection of black-and-white photographs by Frederick Cantor, will be on exhibit during the month of July in Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union, on the Bowdoin College campus. Daily viewing hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information call 725-3375.

Cantor's photographs reveal the world through "realism-abstractionism"; each image is a deep study of reality that recognizes and captures its abstractions.

Cantor, of South Freeport, developed a love for photography working in the studio of his father Irving Cantor, a New York portraitist. While continuing to pursue and shape his photographic vision and expression, Cantor attended Columbia University and the New England Law School. He practiced patent law for 24 years, retiring in 1999.

Throughout the years he attended art and photographic workshops, studying with Syl Labrot, Todd Webb, George Tice, Steve Gersh, and others. In the early 1970s he mastered the art of Dye Transfer photography, studying with Bob Speck, founder of the Eastman Kodak process, as well as with Charles Miller and Larry McPherson.

In 1976 Syl Labrot asked Cantor to print Labrot's major retrospective Dye Transfer color exhibit in Boston.

Cantor's one-person shows have been mounted at The Camera Place Gallery, Wellesley, Mass.; Washington Crossing Gallery, Washington, Pa.; and Images Gallery, Georgetown, Conn. He won the Best in Show Award at the 1986 Mercer County Photography Exhibition in Trenton, N.J.

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