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Gregory Conniff collection

Identifier: AG 119

Scope and Contents

Housed in one folder within one box, the Gregory Conniff collection contains a photocopy of a typed manuscript for Common Ground: An American Field Guide Volume 1, circa 1984, with its corresponding dust jacket. The actual book was published in 1985; however, this manuscript is an earlier version received by the Center for Creative Photography in 1984.

There is only one object in the collection.


  • circa 1984


Language of Materials

Material in English

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Biographical Note

Gregory Conniff (1944- ) is an American photographer known for his landscape photographs of daily life in America. He was born in New Jersey and went to Columbia University and the University of Virginia School of Law in 1969, going on to become a lawyer. Conniff’s first solo exhibition was at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1979; his work has since been in numerous solo and group exhibitions. He has also been the recipient of several fellowships over his career, including two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 1989. He was a participant in the Water in the West Project, which focused on the issues concerning water and the landscape in the American West. His books include Common Ground: An American Field Guide Volume 1 (1985), Gregory Conniff/Frank Gohlke: Two Days in Louisiana (1989), Gregory Conniff: Twenty Years in the Field (1999), and Wild Edges: Photographic Ink Prints (2007). Conniff currently lives and works in Madison, Wisconsin.


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Metadata Rights Declarations

  • License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Creative Commons license.


This collection contains a photocopy of the typed manuscript and the dust jacket for Common Ground: An American Field Guide Volume 1, photographs, sequencing, and text by Gregory Conniff (1944 - ), lawyer and photographer. 140 pages, with introduction; New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985. This collection is inactive.


The Collection is arranged into the following series:

  1. Series 1: Common Ground: An American Field Guide Volume 1, circa 1984, 1 folder

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This material was a gift of Gregory Conniff, 1984.

Related Materials

AG 172, Water in the West archive


  • Gregory Conniff., Joseph Bellows Gallery. Accessed 17 November 2020.
  • Gregory Conniff. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institute, Accessed 17 November 2020.

Processing Information

The materials found in this collection were withdrawn from MISCELLANEOUS SMALL COLLECTIONS (AG 8, Subgroup 25) by Kristi Bradford, April 1990.

Finding aid updated by Meghan Jordan in May 2016 and by Tai Huesgen in November 2020.

Gregory Conniff collection circa 1984
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for Creative Photography Archives Repository

1030 N. Olive RD
Tucson Arizona 85721 United States