Black and white photoprints by photographer Craig Sterling, made in the 1990s as part of an ongoing series depicting familiar buildings, monuments, and other sites in Washington, D.C., including the U.S. Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, and the Arboretum.
Scope and Contents:
The photographs in this collection were made in the 1990s by Craig Sterling as part of an ongoing series depicting familiar buildings, monuments, and other sites in Washington, D.C. These prints are silver gelatin. Nine of them, unmated and unmounted, were made on 16" x 20" with wide margins (actual image sizes are shown below). The other three prints are in window mats, 16" x 16".
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Craig Sterling is an American art photographer who studied at the Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, California. He cites the photography of Ansel Adams, Arnold Newman, and Eugene Atget as having had the greatest influence on his work. Sterling, who works exclusively in black-and-white, using a wide range of equipment, makes his own silver gelatin and pigment prints. He often prefers the square format of Hasselblad cameras. He has maintained a studio at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia since 2001.
His photographs, which display a largely pictorialist style, are in the collections of other institutions, such as the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Oakland Museum. His work has appeared in group exhibitions at the Art League Gallery (Alexandria Virginia), the University of Maine Museum of Art (Bangor, Maine), the Baldwin Photographic Gallery (Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tenn.), the Oakland Museum (Oakland, California), the Philip Weiss Gallery (London), among many others, especially in the Washington and Virginia areas.
His other photographic activities have included teaching at the Art League, Alexandria, Va.; PhotoWorks at Glen Echo Park, Bethesda, Md.; and the Smithsonian Institution Resident Associate Program. He also served as curator for an exhibition, "The Photographs of Alexander Gardner," at the Washington Center for Photography. He has a Web site at http://www.craigsterling.com/.
Collection donated by Craig Sterling
Contact photographer, Craig Sterling, for reproduction permission. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
The Jacob Kainen papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Jacob Kainen papers, 1905-2008, bulk 1940-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Smithsonian Institution, Resident Associates Program, African American Studies Center Search this
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
These records consist of program materials for the African American Studies Center in the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program (RAP). Most records are correspondence,
memoranda, notes and reports to and from Jacqueline Hicks Grazette, Program Manager, concerning her contacts with African American speakers, entrepreneurs, authors, and local
African American Church leaders; local, mostly African American-owned, radio and television stations; Hispanic and African American civic organizations within the Washington
metropolitan area; mailing lists for Latino and African American professionals; mailing lists for professional organizations such as the National Bar Association, the National
Conference of Artists, the National Business League, the Metropolitan Organization of Black Scientists, and the National University Continuing Education Association. Other
records include Grazette's lecture notes, minutes of various meetings, copies of the Center's fiscal budgets, proposals for youth activities, newspaper clippings, brochures
and membership survey results.
There are also 81 audiocassette tapes, which were taped at various programs such as Black American History Seminar, Angela Davis, Halley's Comet, Black Diaspora, African
Diaspora, Black Inventions, Migration to Washington, Bernice Reagon, Black Churches, Afro-American Photographers, Black Presence in Asia, Morgan State Choir, Once Upon a Time,
Black Memorabilia, Cross Talk with Jacqueline Grazette, and others.
Records dealing with outreach activities include lists of local black Churches; contacts with organizations such as Afro-American History and Genealogical Society; Alexandria
Black History Resource Center; African American Aviators; International Association of Black Professionals in International Affairs; African American Museum Association; and
Delta Sigma Theta. There is correspondence with other bureaus within the Smithsonian Institution such as the Committee for a Wider Audience; contacts with the Anacostia Museum
and the African American Gallery, Columbia, Maryland; contacts with African American-owned newspapers such as Afro-American, and others such as the City Paper
and Community News.