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Storm, Volterra, Italy, Black-and-White Landscape Photography by Hank Gans

Storm, Volterra, Italy, Black-and-White Landscape Photography by Hank Gans

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Storm, Volterra, Italy, 2015 by Hank Gans is a 24” x 18” black-and-white landscape photograph capturing a storm in Volterra, a walled town southwest of Florence in Tuscany.

Triangular shapes define the photograph with the focus on a powerful lightning bolt in the background. The trees, staircases, and medieval houses of the Tuscan town frame the composition and draw the viewer in.

The photograph is printed by the artist on baryta paper and is in an edition of 5. The museum quality archival pigment print is signed, titled, dated on recto (front of photograph in white margin) by the artist.

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Artist's Bio

Hank Gans (b.1948) is an award-winning photographer, including 12 Epson International Pano awards. His work has been featured in Photographis, Lenswork, and is in private collections. Based in New York City and New Jersey, Gans is a fine-art photographer.

From the 1970s-1980s Gans enjoyed a career in commercial photography that was launched after assisting the portrait photographer, Yousuf Karsh, and working as an assistant to Time and Newsweek editorial photographers in the 1970s.

In 1971 Gans met Magnum street photographer Leonard Freed at a New School photo class where Freed stepped in to teach for Diane Arbus who had met an untimely death. Gans and Freed’s friendship began and Gans shared Freed’s Westbeth darkroom for 14 years.

In 1983 a workshop in Maine with Ernst Haas changed Gans’ life and sent him on a journey of self-exploration, which included living with the Hopi tribe in northern Arizona for three years.

Today Gans conducts workshops in San Gimignano, Italy and Tenants Harbor, Maine.

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