Featured Photographers
and Campaign Organizers

The library's image collections include photographs by thousands of photographers, from anonymous cameramen to well-known art photographers. Many pioneers in this field are represented in the collection, such as Robert Jefferson Bingham, Caldesi & Montecchi, Auguste and Louis Bisson, Leopoldo and Giuseppe Alinari, Juan Laurent, and Adolphe Braun. The department also holds examples by artists primarily celebrated as fine art photographers, including Paul Nadar, Alexander Liberman, Tina Modotti, and Brassaï.

Today the department fosters many mutually beneficial relationships with gifted photographers and art historians who initiate and coordinate photographic campaigns. The following is a selection of individuals whose particular interests have strengthened the collection considerably.

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Wayne Andrews
American and European modern architecture; of particular interest are works by Rudolph Schindler and Le Corbusier (4,200 photographs)

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Archivision Digital Research Library                (Scott Gilchrist)
Images of architecture, archaeological sites, gardens, parks and works of art (4,700 slides; 58,000 digital images)

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James Austin
British and European architecture (8,700 photographs)

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Osvaldo Böhm
Venetian art and architecture (7,300 photographs)

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Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo
European painting from private collections and dealers, including Knoedler and Acquavella Galleries. Their work is also included in the Kress Collection of Historic Images (3,300 photographs)

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Harald Busch
German and Central European art and architecture (6,000 photographs)

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William Craft Brumfield
Primarily Russian architecture, as well as sites in other former Soviet republics, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Poland, and Ireland (12,500 photographs and 42,000 digital files to date).  Selections of his work may be viewed in the features, Travels Across Russia: Murom and Torzhok

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Max Hutzel
Italian provincial art and architecture (15,600 photographs)

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Paul Katz
Portraits of artists and their studios in the Manhattan art world from the 1960s to 1980s (1,900 photographs and negatives)  

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Clarence Kennedy
Portfolios of Greek and 15th-century Florentine sculpture (680 photographs and digital files) 

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Ralph Lieberman
Italian, French, and American art and architecture (5,200 photographs, and 700 digital files to date)

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William MacDonald
Ancient architecture (500 photographs)

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Lida Moser
Photographs of artists and architecture in New York, with a particular focus on the painter John Koch (800 photographs and negatives)

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Nathan Rabin
Negatives created for various collectors, art dealers, galleries and publications. Modern and contemporary art, the archive also contains images of non-Western objects and some works created prior to 1900. (27,000 negatives and 1300 photographs to date)

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Foto Reali
Florentine firm that surveyed private collections in the early twentieth century. Some photographs show works in situ. Contini-Bonacossi, Cini, Volterra, and Acton are among the private collections represented. (4,000 photographs, negatives and digital files) 

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Franco Rigamonti
Roman baroque art and architecture (8,200 photographs and negatives)

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Judith Hancock Sandoval
Mexican colonial and Nicaraguan architecture (16,500 photographs)

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Anne Markham Schulz
Venetian Renaissance sculpture (4,200 photographs to date)

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Roberto Sigismondi (Foto Arte Italiana)
Italian art and architecture especially lesser-known monuments (15,400 photographs and 8,000 digital files to date)

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