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by Topic : Photographers (9)

Bob Adelman photograph collection

Creator : Adelman, Bob

1960-1990, 5 linear ft.
Bob Adelman (1930-2016) took photography classes with Alexey Brodovitch at The New School in the 1950s and became one of the photographers regularly documenting the life of the New School in the 1970s and 1980s. He also taught photography courses at the school. Adelman was one of the most well-known photographers of the Civil Rights Movement. The Bob Adelman photograph collection consists predominantly of black and white photographic prints taken for the New School for Social Research (now The New School) during the late 1970s-early 1980s. The collection also includes a small group of prints representing Adelman's work in documentary journalism, including photographs of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as photographs documenting life in New Orleans and Moscow, and the New York City Housing Authority.

Arnold Eagle photographs

Creator : Eagle, Arnold

1938-1962, undated, 1.4 linear ft
Arnold Eagle (1909-1992) emigrated to New York from Hungary in 1929. He became a documentary photographer in the 1930s and, in 1945, joined a remarkable roster of photographers hired by Standard Oil of New Jersey to produce a visual record of the benefits of oil in the lives of everyday Americans, and, in the process, creating an extensive photographic record of American life during the 1940s. Later, Eagle's work encompassed subjects ranging from modern dance to corporate workplaces. He also became enamored of filmmaking and worked as a cinematographer and director. In 1955, Eagle joined the faculty of the New School for Social Research, where he taught photography and filmmaking until shortly before his death. The collection consists of black and white photographic prints produced by Eagle, primarily from the 1940s and 1950s. The photos predominantly document landscapes, human labor and machinery at industrial and agricultural sites around the United States, Mexico and Cuba. Industries represented include cabinetry, mining, and mattresses; agricultural operations include sugar cane production.

Bea Feitler papers

Creator : Feitler, Bea

1920-1981, 11.7 linear ft
Bea Feitler (1938-1982) graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1959 with a degree in Graphic Arts and Advertising. She went on to lead an illustrious career as a designer of books, magazines, posters, record album covers and more. Feitler served as art director for Harper's Bazaar and Ms; was consulting art director for Condé Nast, where she created the look for Self magazine; and designed for Rolling Stone magazine. Professional work in the Feitler collection includes layouts, dummies and other pre-publication work; and photographs and contact sheets by a number of the distinguished photographers with whom Feitler worked. Personal materials include mail art, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, ephemera, original drawings and collages.
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Charles Harbutt teaching notebooks

Creator : Harbutt, Charles

1997-2015, .4 linear ft.
Charles Harbutt taught photography at Parsons School of Design from the early 1990s until his death is 2015. He served as the president of the photographic cooperative Magnum twice, and his work appeared in many publications and exhibitions. The collection consists of material created and assembled by Harbutt for his Parsons classes.

Hank O'Neal Shadow Man photographic prints

Creator : O'Neal, Hank

photographed 1982, printed 2013, 3 folders
Seven black and white photographic prints by New York-based photographer Hank O'Neal, from a series documenting artist Richard Hambleton's Shadow Man paintings, which were painted on the walls of buildings around Manhattan's East Village in 1981 and 1982.

Parsons School of Design MFA Photography program theses

Creator : Parsons School of Design

2015-2017, 42.8 gb; 601 files
This collection consists of the digital versions of the graduate theses created by students in the Parsons Photography MFA program beginning in 2015 and ongoing on a yearly basis. The theses consist of mixed-media digital images, video, and Microsoft PowerPoint files. Also included are Word doc and pdf files containing artist statements.
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Parsons School of Design photograph collection (pre-2008 accessions)

Creator : Parsons School of Design

circa 1920s-2003, 3.2 linear ft
Includes 1,425 photographs, contact sheets and negatives documenting Parsons student and campus life, including exhibitions, award and fashion shows, guest lectures, field trips, and campus construction projects.

New School-Parsons Department of Photography Focus Lecture audio recordings

Creator : Parsons School of Design Photography Department

1982-1985, 62 audiocassettes
Organized by Benedict J. Fernandez, chair of the New School-Parsons Department of Photography, the Focus workshops and lecture series began in 1981 and were offered annually in the late spring as a week-long intensive that may have grown into a longer series in later years. Lectures consist of presentations by working photographers at Parsons School of Design, often showing slides while offering anecdotes about their experiences in the field, highlighting techniques employed, personal and professional challenges, and career trajectories. The lecture series ran during the same period as the workshop, offering students from the class and a general audience an opportunity to meet and hear from practitioners in particular photographic genres. In addition to the fashion and photojournalism series represented in this collection, there were also workshops offered in advertising and fine art photography. The Focus series was targeted to continuing education students in both Parsons and The New School Adult Division, rather than matriculated undergraduates. The workshops were cross-listed, appearing in both the Parsons School of Design continuing education course catalogs and the New School Adult Division catalogs. Lecturers include Dmitri Baltermants, Ross Baughman, Harry Benson, Arthur Deresian, Harry Dawson, Dan Dry, John Durniak, Claudio Edinger, David Eitlinger, Charles Gatewood, Leslie Goldman, James Hamilton, Charles Harbutt, Gregory Heisler, Walter Heun, Abigail Heyman, George Holz, Jose Lopez, Mary Ellen Mark, Keith McManus, Susan Meiselas, Michael O'Brien, John Loengard, Sylvia Plachy, Arthur Rothstein, Richard Sandler, Chiang Ning Sheng, Douglas Vann, and Alex Webb. In addition to the lectures by individual photographers, there are several panels, including a panel on Afghanistan led by Jim Sheldon, a street photography panel led by Ben Fernandez (who started the Photography Department at Parsons and founded the Focus series), with Angel Franco and Helinda; and a panel on Roy Stryker held at the International Center for Photography. This collection consists of audio recordings of these events.

New School-Parsons School of Design Department of Photography Focus Lecture audio recordings

Creator : Parsons School of Design Photography Department

1982-1985, 21 interviews
Offered annually during spring semester throughout the 1980s, the Fashion Focus workshops offered advanced photography students an opportunity to meet and hear from fashion photographers, editors, agents, makeup artists, and hair stylists. The 21 recordings of 59 events in this collection include lectures from 1982 through 985. Lecturers include Rebecca Blake, Ann Blevens, Dan Brennan, David Brown, Knut Bry, Christiaan (Christiaan Houtenbos), Antony Clavet, Wendy Goodman, Bethann Hardison, Douglas Hopkins, Lucille Khornak, Klaus Laubmayer, Linda Mason, James Moore, Xavier Moreau, Helmut Newton, Johno du Plessis, David Seidner, Walter Thomas, Albert Watson, and James Wojcik. In addition to the Fashion Focus workshops, Advertising, Fine Art, and Photojournalism workshops were offered. These workshops were primarily targeted at continuing education students, rather than undergraduates, and predate the formation of the Photography master's degree program at Parsons.
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