Frazier King
Board and Exhibitions Committee Member
Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, USA

Frazier King is member of the Board and the Exhibitions Committee of the Houston Center for Photography (HCP),a nonprofit organization founded in 1981 offering year-round exhibitions, workshops, publications, outreach programs, lectures, and classes. HCP's mission is to increase society's understanding and appreciation of photography and its evolving role in contemporary culture, and produces 15 - 20 exhibitions annually on and off-site, balancing work by regional and internationally acclaimed emerging, mid-career, and established artists. HCP also publishesSpot, an online and printed journal that focuses on artist portfolios and interviews. Spot has been continually published since 1982.

Mr. King has served on the HCP Board of Directors for ten years and was Chair of the Exhibitions Committee from 2008 until August 2012. Mr. King continues to serve on the Exhibitions Committee and participates in the Exhibitions Committee process of selecting exhibitions. Mr. King has also provided curatorial input and served as curator for HCP's 2010 show entitled Created and Found Maps. As a collector, Mr. King exhibited his collection in the second FotoFest Collector's Eye Exhibition shown in FotoFest headquarters from October through December 2012. In addition, Mr. King is a widely-shown photographer and has participated in FotoFest and other international reviews since the 1980s.

In general, Mr. King is interested in all kinds of work but the primary focus is on current trends or themes and developments in new approaches and processes. He is not interested in viewing commercial work.

As a portfolio reviewer, Mr. King is able to offer participants guidance regarding professional development and various opportunities to show work, to discuss the work in particular, and to provide insights into the programs and interests of HCP.