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Documentary photography

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Danny Lyon collection

Identifier: AG 161
Scope and Contents

The Danny Lyon collection (1969-1985) consists of one series, Films by Danny Lyon, containing six 16mm films by Danny Lyon and one empty reel, all housed in film reel canisters. These films were created during the 1970s and 1980s when Lyon made a series of non-fiction films whose subjects include marginalized groups and individuals existing on the fringes of society. These films were recently digitized and are available to watch through Lyon’s website.

Dates: 1969-1985

Mildred Mead collection

Identifier: AG 179

Papers, clippings, publications, and awards, 1937-1990s, of Mildred Mead (1910-2001), photographer.

Dates: 1937-1990s

Marion Palfi archive

Identifier: AG 46
Abstract Papers and photographic materials, 1920s - 1983, relating to the career of Marion Palfi (1907 - 1978), photographer. The bulk of this collection documents her activities as a photographer, teacher, researcher, and social critic during the period from 1945 to 1978. There is little documentation of her first career in Germany as an actress, model, and dancer. The correspondence contains letters, telegrams, and postcards between Palfi and friends, photographers, scholars, writers, publishers,...
Dates: circa 1920s-1983

Melissa Shook collection

Identifier: AG 224

Documents and work prints related to the photographer, Melissa Shook’s “Streets Are for Nobody” series which chronicles the life of homeless women. Included are unedited transcripts of interviews conducted by Shook, as well as work prints from the series.

Dates: 1994

Max Yavno archive

Identifier: AG 136

The Max Yavno archive contains papers, records of commercial assignments, correspondence, information regarding the Photo League, memorabilia, photographic materials and over 800 fine photographs.

Dates: 1911-2005