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Guide to the Jennette Williams Photographs, 2000-2006

Abstract

Documentary photographer and instructor at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Fourth recipient of the biennial Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography in 2008.

(Acc. 2009-0141, 2009-0245, and 2009-0246) (14 items; 4.0 lin. ft.; dated 2000-2006) includes 10 (20x24) platinum/palladium contact prints and 3 (20x24) pigment ink on rice paper images from Williams' book, The Bathers, featuring women bathing and lounging in Turkish and Hungarian bathhouses. Also includes a CD of an artist talk given by Williams at an exhibit opening in 2009. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts (Duke University).

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Williams, Jennette.
Title
Jennette Williams photographs 2000-2006
Language of Material
English
Extent
4.0 Linear Feet, 14 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection includes 13 prints from The Bathers, Williams' winning entry for the Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize. Prints are 20x24, and feature women bathing and lounging in steam rooms and bathhouses in Istanbul and Budapest. Ten of the images are platinum/palladium contact prints, and the remaining three are pigment ink on rice paper.

This collection also includes a CD with an artist talk, given by Williams at the opening of the Duke exhibit of The Bathers in 2009. This item has been transferred to Duke's electronic server.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research, but is restricted to educational and non-commercial use.

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Contents of the Collection

Prints, 2000-2006
Box 1
Prints, 2000-2006
Box 2

Historical Note

Jennette Williams is a documentary photographer and an instructor in fine arts photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her work, The Bathers, was selected as the 2008 winner of the Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography, and was published as a book by Duke University Press in 2009.

Williams is originally from New York, and has a master's degree from Yale University. She has previously been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship, a Golden Light Award, and grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She began photographing women exercising in swimming pools in Manhattan, and gradually expanded her project to focus on women bathers worldwide.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jennette Williams Photographs, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Jennette Williams Photographs were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase and a gift in 2009.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, March 2010

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, March 2010

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2009-0141, 2009-0245, 2009-0246

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.