Fr. Browne’s remarkable life is recorded in this exhibition and in a book entitled Frank Browne, a Life Through the Lens.
With wit and a sharp eye, he observed twentieth-century Ireland; life as a Jesuit priest; his experience as a passenger on the first leg of the voyage of the Titanic in 1912; his service as a chaplain in the first World War; and his later travels throughout Europe, Egypt and Australia.
Frank Browne was active in the photo-exhibition world and wrote articles for The Kodak Magazine. During this time he made 41,500 negatives. Thanks to Davison and Associates, his collection has now been conserved, duplicated and catalogued with the images re-mastered to print at a quality that does justice to Browne’s marvelous photographs. This exhibition positions Father Browne in his rightful place as one of the most significant photographers of the twentieth century.
Produced by David and Edwin Davison and published by Yale University Press, 2014.