In honor of
Emmet Gowin & Stephen Shore
Over at the Rangefinder Forum they discussed this question…
Join Date: Apr 2015
The non-photographer’s spouse says…
The other day my wife sees some images on Facebook that were well shot at a workshop by an old friend of ours. The images were shot in great light with good post processing and had lovely colors and saturation. subject matter – seen it before.
She asks me – Why don’t you ever take pictures in color? I have been shooting color for the past 25 years and only in the last couple of years found that I really love black and white even if converted digitally.
I’ve also gotten the disapproving comments about gear acquisitions that we all have.
What has your significant other said to you that made you realize they have no appreciation for your hobby which you are passionate about?
For me it was when I learned in 2012 that my then daughter-in-law as well as my wife would trash all my photography when I die.
My ex daughter-in-law was too snobby for my type of photography. My wife being religious, does not approve of my social doc work. So, when I kickoff it will all end up in the nearest dumpster.
Being that I am old and heath is so-so, it was a good wake-up call to get my ass in gear and spend some time archiving my work. I owe it to all the people that I have had the privilege of shooting over the last 5 decades.
To date, here is a list of institutions that collect my photography…
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California
Rhode Island School of Design – Fleet Library Special Collections, Rhode Island
Oxford Bodleian Library – Special Collections U.K.
Toronto University – Thomas Fischer Rare Book Library, Canada
British Library – Special Collections, U.K.
Rutgers University – Special Collections Library, New Jersey
Columbia University – Avery Fine Arts Library Special Collections, New York
Art Center College of Design – Fogg Library Special Collections, California
Brown University – Special Collections Art Library, Rhode Island
University of California Berkeley – Special Collections Art Library, California
Oglebay Institute – Stifel Fine Arts Center, West Virginia
Mennello Museum of Art, Florida
The Art Museum at The University of Kentucky, Kentucky *
Mead Art Museum – Amherst College, Massachusetts
Victoria and Albert Museum – National Art Library Special Collections, U.K.
NYU – Fales Library Special Collections, New York
Amherst College – Special Collections Library, Massachusetts
Stanford University – Special Collections Art & Architecture Library, California
Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, China
Allen Memorial Museum – Oberlin College, Ohio
University of Exeter – Bill Douglas Centre, U.K.
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center – Vassar College, New York
Flint Institute of Art, Michigan
Noyes Museum of Art – Stockton College, New Jersey
RISD Museum, Rhode Island
California State Library Sacramento – Special Collections, California
International Center of Photography – Special Collections Library, New York
Fashion Institute of Technology – Marcus Library Special Collections, New York
Wright State University – Special Collections Dept of Art and History, Ohio
American Motorcycle Museum – Pinkerton, Ohio
National University of Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Colby Museum of Art – Colby College, Maine
The Kinsey Institute, Indiana
University of Southern California – One Archives, California
Bibliotheque Kandinsky Special Collections – Centre Pompidou, France
Tweed Museum of Art – University of Minnesota, Minnesota
San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas
Spencer Museum of Art – University of Kansas, Kansas
Yale University – Haas Art Library Special Collections, Connecticut
UCLA – Charles E. Young Research Library Special Collections, California
UCONN – Thomas J. Dodd Research Center Special Collections, Connecticut
Brooklyn Museum Library – Special Collections, New York
Muscarelle Museum of Art – College of William and Mary, Virginia
The National Library of Sweden – Special Collections, Sweden
Museum of Fine Art Houston – Hirsch Library Special Collections, Texas
The University of Chicago – Special Collections Library, Illinois
The University of California Santa Barbara – Special Collections, California
Smithsonian American Art Museum Library – Special Collections, Washington D.C.
Corcoran Gallery College of Art – Special Collections, Washington D.C.
The University of the Arts – Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania
Reed College Library – Special Collections, Oregon
The Art Institute of Chicago School of Art – Flaxman Special Collections, Illinois
Ringling College of Art And Design – Special Collections Library, Florida
The Newberry – Special Collections, Illinois
New School Archives & Special Collections, New York
Cranbrook Academy of Art – Special Collections Library, Michigan
San Francisco Public Library – Special Collections, California
Maryland Institute College of Art – Decker Special Collections, Maryland
National Library of South Africa – Special Collections, Pretoria, South Africa
Bard College – Stevenson Library Special Collections, New York
University of Pennsylvania – Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Pennsylvania
University California Santa Cruz – McHenry Library Special Collections, California
SCAD Savannah – Special Collections, Georgia
The National Vietnam War Museum, Texas *
Mills College Library – Special Collections, California
Colby Library – Special Collections, Maine
University of Nevada Reno – Special Collections, Nevada
Northwestern University – McCormick Special Collections, Illinois
Boston Public Library – Special Collections, Massachusetts
University of Iowa – Martin Rare Book Special Collections, Iowa
University of Tulsa – McFarlin Special Collections, Oklahoma
Oberlin College – Mudd Center Special Collections, Ohio
New York Public Library – Special Collections, New York
Harvard Radcliffe Institute – Schlesinger Special Collections, Massachusetts
DePaul – Richardson Special Collections, Illinois
UIC – Health Science Library Special Collections, Illinois
University of Colorado – Anschutz Special Collections, Colorado
Cleveland Museum of Art – Ingalls Special Collections, Ohio
University of Kentucky – Special Collections, Kentucky
Trinity College Watkinson – Special Collections, Connecticut
Cushing/ Whitney Medical Library Yale Special Collections, Connecticut
Deutsche Nationalbibliothek / German National Library Special Collections, Germany
Harwood Museum of Art – University of New Mexico, New Mexico
University of London – Special Collections Senate Library, U.K.
National Library of Scotland – Special Collections, Scotland
Center for Creative Photography – Special Collections, Arizona
Bibliothèque Nationale de Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Florida
Reading Public Museum, Pennsylvania
University of Illinois at Chicago Daley Special Collections, Illinois
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minnesota
George Washington University – Gelman Special Collections, Washington D.C.
Boston College – Burns Library Special Collections, Massachusetts
Auburn University – Draughon Library Special Collections, Alabama
Openbare Bibliotheek Special Collections, Amsterdam, Netherlands **
University of Illinois at Chicago – Daley Library Special Collections, Illinois
State Library of Victoria Special Collections, Melbourne, Australia **
Ohio State University – Rare Books & Manuscripts Library, Ohio
National Archives Netherlands, De Haag, Netherlands **
University of Amsterdam Special Collections, Netherlands **
Rijksmuseum – Research Library, Netherlands
University of Maryland – Baltimore County Special Collections, Maryland **
Tate Museum Research Library Special Collections, London, England ***
Cornell University Library’s Rare Books, Manuscripts and Archives, New York **
* Delivered – Pending Board Approval
** Accpeted – Pending Delivery
*** Requested – Pending Delivery and Board Approval