Frank Browne

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Born in Cork, Ireland, Frank Browne (18801960) was both a distinguished Jesuit and an accomplished photographer. At age 17, before commencing his studies for the priesthood, he embarked on a tour of Europe armed with a camera. Browne quickly discovered a strong affinity for photography, and continued to take photographs throughout his life. It was not until 1985, howeverwhen Father Edward O Donnell SJ discovered a large trunk in the Irish Jesuit Provincial s House and found it packed with negatives and photographsthat Browne was catapulted to international fame. Father Browne s remarkable life is recorded in the superb selection of images presented in this book. With wit and a sharp eye, he observed 20th-century Ireland; life as a Jesuit priest; his experience as a passenger on the first leg of the voyage of the "Titanic "in 1912; and his later travels throughout Europe, Egypt, Yemen, Ceylon, and Australia. This handsome, copiously illustrated volume offers a complete survey of the photographic work of an exceptional man."
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