This foundation was formed to honor and continue the work of Beth Block. Her photography explored fleeting everyday experience in a soulful, riveting manner. Beth’s choices and sensibilities lent depth and support to her keen photojournalistic approach, allowing the viewer access to the intimacies she seemed to share with her subject matter.
Beth’s work, while parochial, spoke to a universal condition. Her iconic images, a blend of an artistic and social documentarian style are found in museums and private collections.
It is the intent of the foundation to carry on this tradition by mentoring other emerging photographic artists who wish to work in lens-based still images in a similar manner. This will be accomplished through a program of honorariums, stipends and grants. As Robert Frank stated “It’s the work that counts”, and it’s the work that The Beth Block Foundation will support.