Lyman S. Reed photographs

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Lyman S. Reed photographs


  • circa 1955 (Creation)


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(1930 September 22 -)

Biographical history

Lyman S. Reed (PHOT 1956) was born on September 22, 1930 in Brazos, Texas. He earned a degree in Architecture from Texas A&M before attending the Art Center School. He served in the US Air Force and from 1962 to 1998, was a principal in the architecture firm Reed & Clements of Texas City, Texas.

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The Lyman S. Reed photographs are his work while he was a Photography student at the Art Center School in the 1950s. This comprehensive collection covers assignments such as portraiture, food, advertising, exposure, and texture. Because Reed had an interest in architecture, he photographed quite a few office buildings and mid-century residences. The projects are completed brochures and assignments he presented for critique in class. Also in this collection are a few objects used by Reed while a Photography student, including his exposure meter and film holders.

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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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      Gift of Lyman S. Reed

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      CF, 10/2021

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