PAUL KWILECKI: “GEORGIA”

Paul Kwilecki’s Photograph Collection at Duke University contains 583 black and white prints made in and around the town of Bainbridge, Georgia from 1960-2008. A self-taught photographer, Kwilecki honed his craft by photographing the broad spectrum of daily life manifested in Bainbridge and the rural areas of Decatur County. From the Shade Tobacco workers in […]

Interview with Jack and Irene Delano (1965)

Negro bus-boy dishwashers, Investment Pharmacy, Washington, July, 1941 Interview with Jack and Irene Delano Conducted by Richard K. Doud in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, June 12, 1965. RICHARD DOUD: If you don’t mind, I think I’ll ask you about your background, what you were doing leading up to your association with the Farm Security Administration, and […]

JOHN BANASIAK: “GEORGE BROWN’S BAR” (1970-71)

From 1971-1981, John Banasiak photographed Chicago and surrounding areas at night. During that time, Banasiak would wander around the city at night, looking for quiet scenes he describes as “stage sets just waiting for the players to arrive.” http://www.josephbellows.com/ (All rights reserved. Images @ Joseph Bellows Gallery.)  

MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE: “The Voices of the White South” (1956)

  In the mid-1950s, LIFE magazine published a multi-part series that was titled “The Background of Segregation” exploring how the politically-violently-ethically charged issue was playing out from a Jim Crow South to the first fiery stirrings of the heroic Civil Rights movement. Today, here we sit, our cities crumbling – segregation (race, socio-economics, class, ideology) […]

Mark Rice – Through the Lens of the City: NEA Photography Surveys of the 1970s (2005)

Untitled, from the Los Angeles Documentary Project, Max Yavno, 1979-1980 “Through the Lens of the City: NEA Photography Surveys of the 1970s” By Mark Rice CHAPTER FOUR: Bringing It All Together: The Four Surveys of Greater L.A. (Excerpt) The Los Angeles Documentary Project was one of the most ambitious of all the photography surveys supported […]

“WISCONSIN DEATH TRIP EXCERPTS”

  A selection of photographs produced by Charles Van Schaick between 1890 and 1910 that were used in the book Wisconsin Death Trip by Michael Lesy (1973). There are approximately 5,600 glass plates in the Charles Van Schaick collection preserved at the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Jackson County Historical Society.

Mike Disfarmer: Disfarmer Rediscovered

Disfarmer Rediscovered By Michael P. Mattis, from the book Disfarmer, The Vintage Prints The legend of Mike Disfarmer has intrigued the photographic community for nearly thirty years. The bizarre story of a hermit-like Arkansas studio photographer named Mike Meyer legally changing his name to Disfarmer in order to disassociate him- self not only from his […]

ARTHUR TRESS: “PHOTOGRAPHS”

  Born in Brooklyn in 1940, Arthur Tress took his first photograph at the age of twelve. After completing a BFA in 1962 at Bard College, located on the Hudson River in New York state, he moved to Paris to study filmmaking at the Institutes ds Hautes Etudes Cinémathographique. Dissatisfied with his experience, he soon […]

Dorothea Lange: “Portraits” (1935 – 1939)

  American photographer. From 1914 to 1917 she attended the New York Training School for Teachers and there decided to become a photographer, partly influenced by visits to the photographer Arnold Genthe. From 1917 to 1918 she attended a photography course run by Clarence H. White at Columbia University, NY. Lange moved to San Francisco […]

An Interview with Marion Post Wolcott (1965)

“I think that most people feel, or felt at that time, that it was a man’s field and that a man would just automatically do a better job and be better equipped to do it.”   By Richard Doud, Oral history interview with Marion Post Wolcott, January 18, 1965 RICHARD DOUD: This is an interview […]