• Pilgrimage

    Pilgrimage

    Pilgrimage: Photographs by Mary Frank
    Essays by Terry Tempest Williams and John Yau
    2017

    The Eakins Press Foundation published the first collection of Mary's photographs in an exquisitely produced volume with texts by the renowned poet and critic, John Yau, and the environmental activist and author, Terry Tempest Williams.

    From John Yau’s introduction:
    Mary Frank brings us the news that has always been real and true: the indomitable will to survive, while believing that there is more to life than the struggle to stay alive. Her photographs are cenotaphs, reminders, chronicles of our ceaseless setting forth, acts of homage and resurrection. She looks at the world without blinking or turning away, and to be her readers we must follow her, wherever she takes us, as well as reflect upon what she is telling us, in images as sharp as the stones she has gathered, and as tender as the hands that collected them.

    From Terry Tempest Williams’ afterword:
    Mary Frank is a woman who meets the world in turbulence and grace. Hers is the art of struggle and it is beautiful. She is alive. She is unruly. She is defiant. And every day, she goes forward in a fearless state of bewilderment—ecstatic, energetic and enduring.