Fred Baldwin’s Life Was Worth 1,000 Pictures

Fred Baldwin’s Life Was Worth 1,000 Pictures

Frederick C. Baldwin and Wendy Watriss in their darkroom, Houston, TX, 1982.Fred Baldwin and Wendy Watriss arrived in Texas in 1971 as globe-trotting photojournalists. They had met only a year earlier, but they were inseparable. Over the next fifty years, they would become celebrities in the global art scene, familiar to thousands simply by their first names, as the visionary founders of the pioneering Houston art organization FotoFest, which hosts the FotoFest Biennial, one of the world’s premier photography festivals. Always Fred and Wendy, they were a package deal.So when Fred died suddenly on December 15, at the age of 92, I didn’t think first about what a larger-than-life figure he was. I waited a few days and called Wendy, who is 78.“It was a shock and a surprise, but at least it was very rapid,…View Original Post

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