Interviews of California photographers, 1981 June 18- Nov. 20

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, est. 1920

Collection size: 6 microcassettes and 9 sound cassettes (partially transcribed and microfilmed on 3 partial reels)

Collection Summary: Interviews of California photographers conducted by curator Louise Katzman or Irene Borger in connection with the 1984 exhibition and catalog "California Photography: 1945 to the Present," organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Interviewees include John Brumfield, David Fahey, Hal Fischer, Robbert Flick, Jack Fulton, John Gutmann, Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan, Leland Rice, Todd Walker, and Don Worth. Also included is an interview with Focus Gallery owner Helen Johnston.

REELS 3197-3199: Transcripts of interviews, including: David Fahey (19 p.), Hal Fischer (30 p.), Robbert Flick (32 p.), John Gutmann (26 p.), Mike Mandel and collaborator Larry Sultan (28 p.), Todd Walker (61 p.), and Don Worth (30 p.). The photographers discuss their early involvement with photography, influences on their work; studying and teaching; working in California; the photography market; and future directions of their work.

UNMICROFILMED: An interview of Leland Rice (83 p.).

UNTRANSCRIBED: Interviews of John Brumfield, Jack Fulton, and gallery owner Helen Johnston.

Donated 1982 by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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    Fahey, Fischer, Flick, Guttman, Mandel and Sultan, Walker and Worth interviews are: transcribed and microfilmed; patrons must use microfilm copy.
    Brumfield, Fulton and Johnston are: untranscribed microcassettes; use requires an appt. and is limited to AAA's Washington, D.C. office.
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