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14 photographers : an exhibition in the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, November 17, 1983-January 24, 1984 / [Omobowale Ayorinde ... et al.]

Title:
Fourteen photographers
Author:
Ayorinde, Omobowale  Search this
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1983
C1983]
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
African American photographers  Search this
Black people--Social conditions--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
TR645.N52 S36 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_526869

Timeless / photographs by Kamoinge ; edited by Anthony Barboza & Herb Robinson ; coedited by Vincent Alabiso ; foreword by Quincy Troupe

Photographer:
Kamoinge Inc.  Search this
Editor:
Barboza, Anthony 1944-  Search this
Robinson, Herb  Search this
Alabiso, Vincent  Search this
Author of introduction, etc:
Troupe, Quincy  Search this
Subject:
Kamoinge Inc  Search this
Physical description:
379 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 31 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Pictorial works
Portraits
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
New York (N.Y.)
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
2015
Topic:
African American photographers  Search this
African Americans--Social conditions  Search this
African Americans--Social life and customs  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Black people  Search this
Manners and customs  Search this
Photography of families  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Street photography  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photograph collections  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1059819

Deana Lawson essay by Zadie Smith ; interview by Arthur Jafa ; editor, Brendan Embser

Title:
Deana Lawson an Aperture monograph
Author:
Lawson, Deana 1979-  Search this
Editor:
Embser, Brendan  Search this
Interviewer:
Jafa, Arthur  Search this
Writer of added text:
Smith, Zadie  Search this
Author:
Lawson, Deana 1979- Photographs Selections  Search this
Physical description:
101 pages color illustrations 36 cm
Type:
Portraits
Photograph
Portrait
Photographies
Photographs
Date:
2018
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Africans  Search this
Black people  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Africains  Search this
Noirs américains  Search this
Noirs  Search this
Photographie artistique  Search this
Portraits (Photographie)  Search this
art photography  Search this
Photography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1075753

James Barnor, ever young / éditeur, Renée Mussai ; texte, James Barnor [and four others]

Author:
Barnor, James  Search this
Contributing author:
Mussai, Renée  Search this
Busby, Margaret  Search this
Issuing body:
Clementine de la Féronnière (Gallery)  Search this
Host institution:
Rivington Place  Search this
Subject:
Barnor, James Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Clementine de la Féronnière (Gallery)  Search this
Physical description:
176 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Portraits
Pictorial works
Place:
Ghana
France
Paris
England
Date:
2015
Topic:
Photographers  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Photography--Exhibitions  Search this
Black people  Search this
Women  Search this
Women, Black  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1078491

Revelations / Faisal Abdu'Allah and Clive Allen

Author:
Abdu'Allah, Faisal 1969-  Search this
Allen, Clive  Search this
Nottingham Trent University Bonington Gallery  Search this
EMACA Visual Arts  Search this
Subject:
Clive, Allen  Search this
Abdu'Allah, Faisal 1969-  Search this
Physical description:
7, [1] p. : ill. ; 15 x 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Portraits
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1995
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photography  Search this
Black people  Search this
Social conflict in art  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Call number:
TR646.G72 L6636 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_511992

Self evident : Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 12th August-16th September / [text, Kobena Mercer ... [et al.]]

Title:
Selfevident
Author:
Mercer, Kobena 1960-  Search this
Keita, Seydou approximately 1921-2001  Search this
Ikon Gallery  Search this
Autograph (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
[53] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Great Britain
Africa
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
Photographers, Black  Search this
Black people--Pictorial works  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR646.G7 B57 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_554427

Zossen ein Ausflug Mucha ; editor, Reinhard Mucha, Jochen Arentzen

Author:
Mucha, Reinhard 1950-  Search this
Author:
Arentzen, Jochen  Search this
Physical description:
143 pages illustrations 31 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Germany
Zossen (Brandenburg)
Zossen (Brandenburg, Germany)
Date:
2018
Topic:
Railroad stations  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photographie artistique  Search this
art photography  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .M854 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107426

The night albums visibility and the ephemeral photograph Kate Palmer Albers

Author:
Albers, Kate Palmer 1974-  Search this
Physical description:
160 pages illustrations (some color) 21 cm
Type:
Case studies
Études de cas
History
Date:
2021
Topic:
Photography, Artistic--History  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Ephemeral art  Search this
Photography--Philosophy  Search this
Photographie artistique--Histoire  Search this
Photographie artistique  Search this
Photographie--Philosophie  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1155356

Oral history interview with Paul Caponigro, 1999 July 30-August 12

Interviewee:
Caponigro, Paul, 1932-  Search this
Interviewer:
Larsen, Susan C.  Search this
Subject:
White, Minor  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Adams, Ansel  Search this
Tice, George A.  Search this
Bufano, Beniamino  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Strand, Paul  Search this
Graves, Morris  Search this
Szarkowski, John  Search this
Chappell, Walter  Search this
Singer, Robert T.  Search this
Bunnell, Peter C.  Search this
Chiarenza, Carl  Search this
Cosindas, Marie  Search this
Uelsmann, Jerry  Search this
Ranney, Edward.  Search this
Scheinbaum, David  Search this
Russek, Janet  Search this
Clergue, Lucien.  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Newhall, Beaumont  Search this
Westin, Bert  Search this
Clift, William  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photographers -- Maine -- Cushing -- Interviews.  Search this
Photographers -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe -- Interviews.  Search this
Theme:
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11968
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)222723
AAA_collcode_caponi99
Theme:
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_222723
Online Media:

Focus Gallery records

Creator:
Focus Gallery  Search this
Names:
George Eastman House  Search this
Torren Gallery  Search this
Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991  Search this
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Brandt, Bill  Search this
Bullock, Wynn  Search this
Caponigro, Paul, 1932-  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Dater, Judy  Search this
Heinecken, Robert, 1931-  Search this
Hosoe, Eikō, 1933  Search this
Johnston, Helen, 1916-1989  Search this
Leibovitz, Annie, 1949-  Search this
Porter, Eliot, 1901-  Search this
Siskind, Aaron  Search this
Uelsmann, Jerry, 1934-  Search this
Weston, Brett  Search this
Extent:
11.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1963-1987
Summary:
The records of San Francisco Focus Gallery measure 11.8 linear feet and date from 1963-1987. The bulk of the collection consists of exhibition files. There are also artists files, sales information, correspondence, and scattered records of the gallery's companion bookshop.
Scope and Contents:
The records of San Francisco's Focus Gallery measure 11.8 linear feet and date from 1963-1987. The bulk of the collection consists of exhibition files. There are also artists files, sales information, correspondence, and scattered records of the gallery's companion bookshop.

Exhibition files comprise the bulk of the collection and generally contain a wide range of materials including correspondence, short biographies, forms requesting artists' background information, flyers, booklets, brochures, checklists, loan agreements, sales records, news releases, and photographs and negatives. Among the many photographers exhibited were Ansel Adams, Berenice Abbott, Bill Brandt, Wynn Bullock, Paul Caponigro, Imogen Cunningham, Judy Dater, Robert Heinecken, Eikoh Hosoe, Annie Leibovitz, Eliot Porter, Aaron Siskind, Jerry Uelsmann, and Brett Weston.

A relatively small amount of general business correspondence includes orders and payments for photographic prints, books, and magazine subscriptions, some personal notes, and requests for information about how to submit for exhibitions and for exhibition schedules. Correspondents include customers, photographers, publishers, law firms, museum, and colleges and universities. Correspondence from the founding year contains Johnston's letters to various venues prominent in art photography, such as George Eastman House. There is also a letter to Ansel Adams requesting prints to sell or for a small opening exhibit.

Additional records include artists' files; sales and inventory records containing print and bookshop inventories, general pricing information and receipts for photographs; and printed materials including flyers and brochures, bookshop catalogs and news releases. There are also scattered administrative records, including gallery history, a file on the Toren Gallery and five owner's notebooks, as well as The Imogen Cunningham Trust files documenting Focus Gallery's interactions with the trust before and after Cunningham's death regarding photographs printed and signed by her; financial and legal files; and guest books.

Documents in the collection that pre-date the founding of the gallery are found in the Toren Gallery file and a few of the exhibition files.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1963-1985 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1966-1987 (Boxes 1-2; 1 linear foot)

Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1966-1985 (Boxes 2-10; 8.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Artists Files, 1966-1978 (Boxes 10-11; 0 .5 linear feet)

Series 5: Financial and Legal Files, 1966-1987 (Box 11; 0 .2 linear feet)

Series 6: Sales and Inventories, 1966-1987 (Box 11; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Materials, 1966-1987 (Boxes 11-12; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 8: Guest Books, 1966-1970, 1978-1985 (Boxes 12-13; 0.6 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Focus Gallery was founded by Helen Head Johnson (1916-1989) in 1966 on Union Street in San Francisco. The gallery exhibited and sold primarily art photographs and other contemporary art.

Helen Head Johnston believed that photography deserved its own exhibition space. As stated in the gallery's first press release, "in seeking to encourage print collecting it (the gallery) offers not only a show place but also a market place for photographers." While retaining an emphasis on Bay Area photographers, the gallery's exhibitions soon became international in scope, featuring little known and well-established photographers through both solo and group exhibitions. With few exceptions, the gallery's policy was to feature an artist only once. To help keep the gallery going in its early days, Johnston started a bookshop mail-order business. At the time of its closing in August 1985, Focus Gallery was the longest continuously operating photography gallery in the country. The bookshop continued in another location for an additional two years.

The collection is arranged as 8 series

Missing Title

Series 1: Administrative records, 1963-1985, (Box 1 8 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1966-1987, undated (Box 1-2 1 linear foot)

Series 3: Exhibition files, 1966-1985 (Box 2-10 8.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Artists files, 1966-1978, undated (Box 10-11, 9 folders)

Series 5: Financial and Legal files, 1966-1987 (Box 11 6 folders)

Series 6: Sales and Inventories, 1966-1987, undated (Box 11 11 folders)

Series 7: Printed Materials, 1966-1987, undated (Box 11 and Hol 12 7 folders)

Series 8: Guest Books, 1966-1985 (Hol 12-13 6 folders)
Related Materials:
Among the holding of the Archives of American Art is an untranscribed interview of Helen Johnston by Louise Katzman or Irene Borger in the collection Interviews of California Photographers 1981 Jun.-Nov.20.

Helen Johnston left her private photography collection to the de Saisset Museum, the Oakland Museum of California, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Provenance:
The Focus Gallery records were donated by the estate of owner Helen Johnston, care of Gerald O'Conner, executor.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Visitors' books  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Photography -- Exhibitions  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photographers -- United States  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- California
Photographic art galleries -- California
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Focus Gallery records, 1963-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.focugall
See more items in:
Focus Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9178293b1-99d9-4622-b545-08525eff1a89
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-focugall
Online Media:

Imogen Cunningham papers

Creator:
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Names:
George Eastman House  Search this
Group f.64  Search this
Henry Art Gallery  Search this
Witkin Gallery  Search this
Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976  Search this
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Andreson, Laura  Search this
Bissantz, Edgar, 1901-  Search this
Bourke-White, Margaret, 1904-1971  Search this
Bristol, Horace  Search this
Bullock, Wynn  Search this
Butler, John Davidson, 1890-1974  Search this
Coburn, Alvin Langdon, 1882-1966  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel, 1871-1956  Search this
Graves, Morris, 1910-  Search this
Hellman, Lillian, 1905-1984  Search this
Kanaga, Consuelo, 1894-  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Mann, Margery  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946  Search this
Newhall, Beaumont, 1908-1993  Search this
Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006  Search this
Noskowiak, Sonya, d. 1975  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia , 1887-1986  Search this
Partridge, Roi, 1888-1984  Search this
Schoener, Allon  Search this
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965  Search this
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973  Search this
Steinert, Otto, 1915-  Search this
Strand, Paul, 1890-1976  Search this
Struss, Karl, 1886-  Search this
Toklas, Alice B.  Search this
Van Dyke, Willard  Search this
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
Witkin, Lee D.  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
5.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Illustrated letters
Photographs
Date:
1903-1991
Summary:
The papers of photographer and teacher Imogen Cunningham, date from 1903 to 1991. The collection measures 5.9 feet of material, including correspondence, business and financial records, writings, printed matter, and photographs, and provides a good overview of Cunningham's life and career.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of photographer and teacher Imogen Cunningham, date from 1903 to 1991. The collection measures 5.9 feet of material, including correspondence, business and financial records, writings, printed matter, and photographs, and provides a good overview of Cunningham's life and career. 3.6 linear feet of correspondence comprise the bulk of the collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into ten series according to material type:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1907-1981, undated (box 1; 4 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1909-1991, undated (boxes 1-4; 3.6 linear feet)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1944-1976 (box 4; 15 folders)

Series 4: Notes, 1959-1968 (box 4; 10 folders)

Series 5: Teaching Files, 1964-1971 (box 5; 4 folders)

Series 6: Writings, circa 1910-1976 (box 5; 21 folders)

Series 7: Interview Transcripts, 1951, undated (box 5; 2 folders)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1903-1991 (boxes 5-7; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 9: Photographs, 1916-1976 (box 7; 12 folders)

Series 10: Oversized Material, 1947-1948, 1967, undated
Biographical Note:
Born in Portland, Oregon on April 12, 1883, Cunningham's family moved to Seattle in 1889. Inspired by Gertrude Kasebier's work, she purchased her first camera in 1901. After studying chemistry and botany at the University of Washington, she worked for the Edward S. Curtis Studio, Seattle, from 1907 to 1909. Receiving a scholarship, Cunningham studied for a year at the Technische Hochschule, Dresden.

Upon her return to Seattle in 1910, she opened a studio and had the first major exhibition of her work at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences in 1912.

In 1915, Cunningham married printmaker Roi Partridge and gave birth to her first son, Gryffyd. Two years later, her family moved to California, where she gave birth to twin sons, Padraic and Rondal. In 1920, the family moved to Oakland, where her husband taught at Mills College. During the 1920s, she exhibited her art work and began photographing plant forms.

Along with Ansel Adams, John Paul Edwards, Sonya Noskowiak, Henry Swift, Willard Van Dyke, and Edward Weston, Cunningham formed the f/64 Group, a society of purist photographers in 1932. During the same year she began working for Vanity Fair and other magazines and began a career as a portrait photographer, including Martha Graham, Cary Grant, Morris Graves, Alfred Stieglitz, and Spencer Tracy as her subjects. She divorced her husband in 1934.

In 1947, Cunningham established a studio in her San Francisco home, and continued to exhibit extensively until her death on June 24, 1976.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Imogen Cunningham in 1974 and 1976, and by her son, Gryffyd Partridge, in 1991.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Educators -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Photographers  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Illustrated letters
Photographs
Citation:
Imogen Cunningham papers, 1903-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cunnimog
See more items in:
Imogen Cunningham papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9692b1f2c-56ce-4f9d-bef5-dc1636bd4128
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cunnimog

Harry Bowden papers

Creator:
Bowden, Harry, 1907-1965  Search this
Names:
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Bransom, Paul, 1885-  Search this
Campbell, Charles, 1905-  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Hirsch, Hy  Search this
Hobbs, Fredric  Search this
Hofmann, Hans, 1880-1966  Search this
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963  Search this
Johnson, Robert E. (Robert Emory), 1932-  Search this
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984  Search this
McNeil, George, 1908-1995  Search this
Onslow-Ford, Gordon  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Post, George, 1906-1997  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Schevill, James Erwin, 1920-  Search this
Smith, Hassel, 1915-2007  Search this
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973  Search this
Weston, Brett  Search this
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet ((on 4 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1922-1972
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, photographs, writings, sketches, drawings, paintings, and printed material.
REELS 1880-1882: Extensive correspondence with Bowden's wife, Lois; letters from Paul Bransom, Imogen Cunningham, Hi Hirsch, Hans Hofmann, Robert Johnson, George McNeil, George Post, James Schevill, Hassel Smith, Brett Weston, and Edward Weston; notes and writings on photography and art; sketches, drawings, and paintings; business papers and business correspondence from museum and gallery directors including Edward Steichen, Fred Hobbs, Charles Campbell, Minor White, and others; catalogs, clippings, and other printed materials.
REEL 1885: Ca. 500 photographs, mostly by Bowden, including photos of George Abend, Al and Frances Bernstein, Richard and Pat Bowman, M. Carles, Walter Chabrow, Imogen Cunningham, Willem de Kooning, Vic and Jeanne Di Suvero, Loyola and Ed Fourtane, Mrs. Gibson, Grabhorn, Robinson Jeffers, Aristodemos Kaldis, Lee Krasner, Darius Milhaud, Gordon Onslow-Ford, Phylis and Bob Pauey, Jackson Pollock's studio, Otis Oldfield, George Post, Kenneth Price, Ad Reinhardt, Kenneth Rexroth, Serge Trubach, Edward and Brett Weston, Yvor Winters, Wilfred Zogbaum, and Aldous Huxley. Also included are photographs Bowden, Bowden's family, his wife, Lois, nudes, his works, and exhibits.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and photographer; San Francisco, California. Studied with Hans Hofmann; founding member of the American Abstract Artists and was associated with the Artists' Gallery; photography influenced by Edward Weston.
Provenance:
Lois Bowden, Harry Bowden's widow, donated the greater part of this collection to the Archives of American Art via Charles Campbell of the Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, Calif. Mr. Campbell subsequently donated 28 additional photographs.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Photography, Artistic -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Painting, Abstract -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bowdharr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw971f420b7-0757-46d2-a6bd-881c34e604e8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bowdharr

Charles Henry Caffin papers

Creator:
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918  Search this
Names:
Andreyev, Leonid, 1871-1919. Sorrows of Belgium  Search this
Corn, Wanda M.  Search this
Greet, Ben, Sir, 1857-1936  Search this
Kennedy, Charles Rann, 1871- Servant in the house  Search this
Layton, Donna Caffin  Search this
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Photographer:
Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942  Search this
Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952  Search this
Käsebier, Gertrude, 1852-1934  Search this
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
circa 1883-1973
bulk 1883-1918
Summary:
The scattered papers of art critic and writer Charles Henry Caffin measure 1.2 linear feet and date from circa 1883-1973, bulk circa 1883-1918. Found within the papers are an interview transcript, two letters, printed materials, one scrapbook, and family photographs dating from circa 1883 to circa 1911, many by noted photographers Arnold Genthe, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Gertrude Käsebier, Edward Steichen, and Alfred Stieglitz. The scrapbook contains Caffin's columns for the New York American, 1913-1915.
Scope and Content Note:
The scattered papers of art critic and writer Charles Henry Caffin measure 1.2 linear feet and date from circa 1883-1973. Found within the papers are an interview transcript, two letters, printed materials, one scrapbook, and family photographs dating from circa 1883 to circa 1911, many by noted photographers Arnold Genthe, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Gertrude Käsebier, Edward Steichen, and Alfred Stieglitz. The scrapbook contains Caffin's columns for the New York American, 1913-1915.

Biographical information includes an autograph book, and a transcript and written summary of a 1973 interview with Caffin's daughter, Donna Layton, conducted by Wanda Corn and Deborah Loft concerning Charles Henry Caffin. The two letters found within the papers are written to Caroline Caffin. Printed material consists of play announcements, a play written by Charles Rann Kennedy, and excerpts from a 1974 published book on photography mentioning Caffin.

Photographs are of the Caffin family, including Charles Henry, Caroline, Donna, Freda and Charles's mother Harlet. Also found are photographs of Ben Greet. Notable photographers include Arnold Genthe, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Gertrude Käsebier, Edward Steichen, and Alfred Stieglitz. There is one scrapbook containing Charles Henry Caffin's articles written for the New York American magazine from 1913-1915.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 5 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Information, 1915, 1973 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1920 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1908, circa 1920, 1973 (Box 1; 3 folders)

Series 4: Photographs, circa 1883-circa 1910s (Box 1, 3-4; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 5: Scrapbooks, 1913-1915 (Box 2; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Charles Henry Caffin was born in 1854 in England. After graduating from Oxford University, Caffin served as stage manager for outdoor productions with Ben Greet and His Shakespearean Players. During this time, he met actress Caroline Scurfield, whom he later married and had two daughters, Freda and Donna. Caffin moved to United States in 1892 where he began to write about art, drama, and dance. He was an early supporter of the Photo-Secessionists and American modern art.

Initially, Caffin worked for several years executing murals from designs prepared by other artists for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago and the new Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Shortly thereafter, however, he began writing for Alfred Stieglitz's Camera Notes and later Camera Work. He moved to the New York City area and worked as a critic for the New York Evening Post, New York Sun, and later for the New York American. Caffin wrote many books about art, drama, and dance, including Photography as Fine Art (1901), American Masters of Painting (1902), How to Study Pictures (1905), and Art for Life's Sake (1913).

Charles Caffin died in 1918.
Provenance:
Donna Caffin Layton, daughter of Charles Caffin, donated most of the papers in 1974. Stephen D. Rockstroh, Caffin's son-in-law, donated additional material in 1985.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Theater -- History -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Charles Henry Caffin papers, circa 1883-1973, bulk circa 1883-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.caffchar
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Charles Henry Caffin papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw995cf9387-ef77-48be-b61e-c717ca77d217
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-caffchar
Online Media:

F. Holland Day papers

Creator:
Day, F. Holland (Fred Holland), 1864-1933  Search this
Names:
Copeland and Day (Firm)  Search this
Baston, Estelle  Search this
Coburn, Alvin Langdon, 1882-1966  Search this
Copeland, Herbert  Search this
Cox, George Collins, 1851-1902  Search this
Craigie, Reginald  Search this
Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Evans, Frederick H.  Search this
Guiney, Louise Imogen, 1861-1920  Search this
Hollyer, Fred, 1837-1933  Search this
Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa), 1837-1900  Search this
Käsebier, Gertrude, 1852-1934  Search this
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Ward-Perkins, Charlotte  Search this
Weil, Mathilde  Search this
White, Clarence H., 1871-1925  Search this
Woodbury, Jennie R.  Search this
Extent:
9 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1858-1977
Scope and Contents:
Extensive correspondence and subject files, ca. 1864-1977, containing mainly letters received from photographers, photography clubs and societies, authors, friends, models, colleagues, and others, and some drafts of letters sent. Some of the files contain writings, printed material, photographs, or correspondence of the Norwood Historical Society, 1961-1977. The correspondence refers to Day's photography, the 1904 fire which destroyed Day's studio, his involvement with literary groups and the Linked Ring, requests for articles on photography from publishers, requests for Day to exhibit and judge photography exhibitions, his interest in John Keats and collecting Keatsiana, and fine printing and his firm Copeland and Day.
Several notable files are "Day," containing correspondence, letters from his father, Lewis Day, 1870-1904, writings by Day, "Is Photography Art?", "Sacred Subjects in Photography," and reviews and essays Day contributed to "Knight Errant," an article on Day by Ralph Hazell, "A Visit to Mr. Fred Holland Day," 1899, clippings on Day, 1899-1935, and an annotated photograph regarding Day's photo collaboration with Estelle Baston. "Photography" containing: letters from Roger Clark, George C. Cox, Sylvester Rosa Koehler, Charlotte Perkins, Robert Redfield, Mathilde Weil and others, exhibition catalogs and announcements, undated and 1901-1902; "Gertrude Kasebier," consisting of a letter from Arthur B. Davies to Day and her own letters to Day, which give a sense of tension between Day and Alfred Stieglitz, and her own frustration with Stieglitz; "Ralph Adams Cram," with correspondence, 4 photos of Cram, excerpts from his book "My Life in Architecture," and obituaries; and "Copeland and Day," containing correspondence with authors and artists, material on book and printing exhibitions, and letters from customers.
Other notable subjects and/or correspondents include: C. Yarnell Abbott, W. Fred Allen, Anthony Angotti, J. Williams Beall, Curtis Bell, Lord Alfred Douglas, Edgar Farwell, Kahil Gibran, Bertram Goodhue, Laura Hills, Maxfield Parrish, William Ordway Partridge, Eva L. Watson Schutze and Anne Whitney.
Also included are ca. 150 photographs and tintypes of Day, 1865-ca.1930, some taken by Alvin Langdon Coburn, Reginald Craigie, Frederick H. Evans, Fred Hollyer, Gertrude Kasebier, Edward Steichen, Thomas Walter, Clarence White, and Jennie Woodbury; and photos of Lewis Day. Other photographs included are: photos by Day (and some probably by Day but unidentified), of Herbert Copeland, Anna Day Smith, Lewis Day, Alice Brown, Louise Guiney, and other subjects; photographs of Day's home in Norwood and his chalet in Maine; and photographs of various subjects by Frederick Evans, Gertrude Kasebier and Clarence White, Sr.
Arrangement:
Files are arranged alphabetically by file title and photographs and photograph albums are arranged in random numerical order as assigned by the Norwood Historical Society which owned the original papers at the time it was lent for microfilming.
Biographical / Historical:
Photographer; Norwood, Mass. Day began photography in the late 1880s. By 1895 he had established a reputation as a pictorial photographer, and was elected to the Brotherhood of the Linked Ring. In 1900 he arranged in London the first major exhibition of pictorial photography in Europe. A fire in his Boston studio destroyed over 2,000 glass negatives in 1904, which ended his photography career. Day was also a collector of Keatsiana. He published fine books of poetry and other literary works at his firm of Copeland and Day from 1893-1899.
Provenance:
Material on reels 3565-66 was lent for microfilming by the Norwood Historical Society in 1985. Material on reels 4950-4956 was lent in 1994. Six letterpress books, files of his publishing firm of Copeland and Day, and a scrapbook of European travel clippings were not microfilmed.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Photographers -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Photography -- Early works to 1900  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photography -- societies, etc  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.dayfhol
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98682280a-8e8a-4a32-9d6e-6154c66ba3ea
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dayfhol

Oral history interview with Edward Steichen

Interviewee:
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Extent:
23 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1970 June 5
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Edward Steichen conducted 1970 June 5, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
Edward Steichen (1879-1973) was a photographer from New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 9 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.steich70
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92c05b7cd-6621-425b-b96e-f6f092dc39b6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-steich70
Online Media:

Contact sheet / Community Darkrooms/Light Work

Author:
Community Darkrooms/Light Work (Organization : Syracuse, N.Y.)  Search this
Light Work (Organization : Syracuse, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
New York (State)
Date:
1977
[1977-
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Call number:
AP1 .C7916
AP1.C7916
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_394886

Exhibition photography for "The Patricia and Phillip Frost Collection: American Abstraction (1930-1945)," [photographs]

Physical description:
1.0 linear feet (2 document boxes)
Type:
Exhibition catalogs
Photographs
Negatives (photographic)
Slides (photographs)
Transparencies
Date:
Ca. 1989-1990
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art museums--Exhibitions  Search this
Image number:
EXH E0000343
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_143008

Colored people [photography by Blake J. Nolan]

Author:
Nolan, Blake J  Search this
Author:
C & C Press, Cohen Cherek  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (unpaged) illustrations 31 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Artists' books (books).)
Artists' books (books)
Artists' books
Place:
Africa, West
Cameroon
California
West Africa
Date:
2008
Topic:
Black people  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Artists' books  Search this
Blacks  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_988575

The world according to Roger Ballen Colin Rhodes ; introduction by Martine Lusardy

Author:
Rhodes, Colin  Search this
Interviewee:
Ballen, Roger 1950-  Search this
Author:
Ballen, Roger 1950- Works Selections  Search this
Publisher:
Thames and Hudson  Search this
Host institution:
Halle Saint-Pierre (Museum),)  Search this
Physical description:
208 pages chiefly illustrations (some color), photographs, portraits 31 x 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Interviews
Expositions
Exhibition catalogs
Illustrated books
Illustrated works
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Catalogues d'exposition
Ouvrages illustrés
Place:
South Africa
New York (State)
New York
Afrique du Sud
New York (État)
Date:
2019
20th century
21st century
20e siècle
21e siècle
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Art brut  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Jewish artists  Search this
Photographie artistique  Search this
Art américain  Search this
Artistes juifs  Search this
PHOTOGRAPHY--General  Search this
Themes, motives  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1153408

Bodyworks / Issey Miyake ; photographer, Marcus Leatherdale

Author:
Miyake, Issei 1938-  Search this
Leatherdale, Marcus  Search this
Shōzō Tsurumoto  Search this
Subject:
Miyake, Issei 1938-  Search this
Physical description:
147 p., [17] : ill. (some col.), plates ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Costume design  Search this
Costume designers  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TT507 .M68
TT507.M68
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_204113

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