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Oral history interview with Don Camp, 1991 June 6

Camp, Donald Eugene, 1940-

Photographer, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 166 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 13 min.

Summary: An interview of Don Camp conducted 1991 June 6, by Anne Schuster Hunter, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Camp discusses his family, childhood and education; serving in the military; teaching himself photography; interest in the work of Eugene Smith and Roy de Carava; working for the Philadelphia "Bulletin"; the importance of the Bahai religion; graduate work at Temple University's Tyler School of Art; the development of his photographic style; racism and multiculturalism; and the artists' group Recherché.

Biographical/Historical Note

Donald Eugene Camp (1940- ) is a photographer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics, and administrators.

Language Note

English .


Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.

How to Use This Collection

35mm microfilm reel 4777 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Don Camp, 1991 June 6. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.