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Photography and Imaging Department records
- 1932- (Creation)
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Department Chairs (according to school catalogs):
Will Connell, 1931-circa 1940
Fred Archer, circa 1941-circa 1947
Preston Duncan, circa 1947
C.K. Eaton, 1948-1964
Charles Potts, 1965-1984
Frederick Hutton, 1985-circa 1990
Art Kane, circa 1991
Tim Bradley, 1992-2000
Jeffrey Atherton and Nan Oshin, acting co-chairs, 2001-2004
Dennis Keeley, 2004-present
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The Photography and Imaging Department records are mostly catalogs and brochures from the 1930s to the 1950s, which contain detailed information on faculty and classes taught. Also of note is a file related to former chair Charlie Potts, containing biographical information on him. There are also announcements and catalogs from the late 1990s-2000s.
A unique piece in the collection is a small book from 2005 created by Rene Sheret (PHOT 1954) featuring some of his student work digitally altered.
The Photography and Imaging materials were originally in the main collection of catalogs and brochures saved by the Library prior to the establishment of the Archives, plus a few items directly from the department.
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Copyright held by Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif.)
Digital materials and catalog records are made available for educational and research purposes only and cannot be reproduced, distributed, or published without written permission from Art Center College of Design.
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There are a number of donations from Photography alumni containing student work and classroom shots, including some with Ansel Adams.