Frank Siteman arrived in Boston from Clayton, Missouri in 1965 to attend Tufts University, where he majored in drama and chemistry, while pursuing his passion for photography.
Within a year, he’d made a trade with the university, shooting portraits of their entire faculty for his tuition. This was followed by assignments to photograph annual reports and a teaching position in an inner city (South End) youth project.
After graduation from Tufts in 1969, where he started the photography department through their Experimental College, he continued teaching photography, first at the Roxbury Latin School and then the Orson Welles Film School, Simmons College, the Art Institute of Boston and the Digital Photo Academy.
Simultaneously, he began photographing for many of Boston’s textbook publishers (Houghton Mifflin, Allyn and Bacon, Little Brown, D.C. Heath, etc) and through that, discovered the world of “stock photography”.
He spent the next several decades traveling the country and the world shooting numerous and varied assignments and making “stock” images… as much for their inherent beauty as for their utilitarian, illustrative and commercial value.
Many of these photographs were now finding their way into agencies, which sold them for a myriad of uses in magazines, advertisements, annual reports, multi-media shows and of course, textbooks.
He continues to document life through his camera’s lens and to share these views of the world.
This website is an attempt at leaving behind a legacy as much as a sharing of some the images which were the backbone of a career.