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Guide to the Eric Breitenbach Photographs of Florida, 1987-1989

Summary

Collection consists of eight black-and-white photographic prints, most of which were taken as part of Breitenbach's work for his Florida Documentary Project, and two copies of the project's exhibit catalog. The gelatin silver prints measure 14 1/8 x 16 7/8 inches, and are almost all portraits of the many types of people living in Florida and the recreation they enjoy or the significant objects and other people in their lives. Individuals include teenagers, college students, deer hunters, Haitian families and other immigrants; and retirees. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11361
Title
Eric Breitenbach photographs of Florida
Date
1987-1989
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 1 box; 10 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English.

Collection Overview

Content Description

Collection consists of eight black-and-white photographic prints, most of which were taken as part of Breitenbach's work for his Florida Documentary Project, and two copies of the project's exhibit catalog. The gelatin silver prints measure 14 1/8 x 16 7/8 inches, and are almost all portraits of the many types of people living in Florida and the recreation they enjoy or the significant objects and other people in their lives. Individuals include teenagers, college students, deer hunters, Haitian families and other immigrants; and retirees. The prints are all signed, with title, location, and date written on the backs. The catalog includes reproductions of project photographs, with image titles, locations, and dates; a list of planned exhibits; and a summary and timeline of the project. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Eric Breitenbach photographs of Florida, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Eight photographic prints, 14 1/8 x 16 7/8 inches, 1987-1989
Box 1
Two signed copies of Florida Documentary Project catalog, 1989
Box 1
 

Historical Note

Eric Breitenbach received an M.S. in Instructional Technology and a B.F.A. in Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a Senior Faculty member of Daytona State College in Florica, where he has worked since 1981. His photographs have been published in The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, and Doubletake, and have been widely exhibited. He has also produced documentaries for National Geographic, Sundance Channel, and PBS.

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Provenance

The Eric Breitenbach photographs of Florida were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1992.

Processing Information

Processed and encoded by Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, January 2017.

Accession(s) represented in this finding aid: 1992-0055.