New York, Fire Island, NY - 2008
New York, Fire Island, NY
Frank Fournier (b. 1948, France) is the son of a surgeon and embarked on four full years of medical studies before beginning his career in photography in 1975 in New York City. He first joined the office staff of Contact Press Images in 1977 and became a member photographer in 1982.
In 1986, he received the World Press Photo Premier Award for his portrait of Omayra Sanchez, a 13-year-old victim of the Nevada del Ruiz volcano’s eruption in Columbia.
A deeply humanistic photographer, he has since produced work on infants with AIDS in Romania, rape victims in Sarajevo during the Bosnian civil war, the genocide in Rwanda, the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and many stories in Central America and Africa. He is based in New York City, USA.