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Michael Itkoff photographs, 2006-2008

Summary

The thirty 20x24 inch exhibition-quality color photographs in this collection form a body of work, entitled "Wrecked," that explores the world of American stock car racing and demolition derbies, as well as the drivers, mechanics, pit crews, and spectators who prepare for and take part in the events. The images were taken by photographer Michael Itkoff from 2006 to 2008 at speedways, fairgrounds, and garages in New York State, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The prints are accompanied by a video of a demolition derby, a demolition derby team t-shirt, and a safety vest. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.10182
Title
Michael Itkoff photographs
Date
2006-2008
Extent
1 Linear Feet, 3 boxes
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

The thirty 20x24 inch exhibition-quality color photographs in this collection form a body of work entitled "Wrecked," that explores the world of American stock car racing and demolition derbies, and the drivers, mechanics, pit crews, and spectators who prepare for and take part in the events. The images were taken by photographer Michael Itkoff from 2006 to 2008 at speedways, fairgrounds, and garages in New York State, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The prints are accompanied by a demolition derby team t-shirt and a safety vest. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Michael Itkoff photographs, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

"Wrecked," photographic prints, 2006-2008
Box 1
"Wrecked," T-shirt and safety vest
Box 2

2. Audiovisual resources

1 audiovisual item, 1 box containing 1 dvd
Derby, 2009 May 31
(63 minutes, 3.67 Gigabytes, Quicktime MOV on DVD)
Original DVD
Box 3
Video-file RL10182-DVD-0001
 

Historical Note

Michael Itkoff is an artist, photographer, co-founder of Daylight Books, and an Associate Professor at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.


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Provenance

The Michael Itkoff photographs were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in April 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by: Levi Crews, Paula Jeannet, May 2014; Craig Breaden, October 2015.

Accessions described in this finding aid: 2014-0059, 2015-0157.