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Mark Alice Durant collection

Identifier: AG 157

Scope and Contents

The Mark Alice Durant collection contains documentation of the performance “White Handkerchiefs of Goodbye” by the collective Men of the World from May 11, 1996. There are also clippings, publications, and exhibition announcements regarding Durant.


  • Creation: 1996


Language of Materials

Material in English

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Biographical Note

Mark Alice Durant is a photographer, performance artist, and writer, who was born in Massachusetts in 1955. He received his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and later received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. In 1991 he co-founded the performance duo “Men of the World,” which performed on the streets of cities including Chicago, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Houston, and San Francisco until 1999. In 1999 Durant turned to writing on photography, performance, visual culture, and contemporary art. He has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, UCLA, the University of New Mexico, Syracuse University, Bard College, and most recently the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In 2011 Durant founded the online journal and in 2016 founded Saint Lucy Books.


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Metadata Rights Declarations

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


Personal papers of performance artist and photographer Mark Alice Durant (1955 -), 1996.


The Collection is arranged into the following series:

  1. Series 1: Papers, n.d., 1996, 1 box

Other Finding Aids

Please visit the CCP website for a more descriptive version of the finding aid, which includes a detailed inventory list.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mark Alice Durant beginning in 1996.


  • Coleman, Sarah. Putting Photography in Context: An interview with Mark Alice Durant. the literate lens, 18 July 2017. Accessed 08 July 2020.
  • Mark Alice Durant. Department of Visual Arts UMBC, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Accessed 08 July 2020.

Processing Information

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

Mark Alice Durant collection 1996
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for Creative Photography Archives Repository

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