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Guide to the Photographic Memory student projects

Summary

Seven creative projects produced by students in Photographic Memory: Photo Albums, Photobooks, & Zines, taught by Lisa McCarty in Spring 2016 at Duke University. The one zine and six photobooks utilize photographs and ephemera from their personal archives, and document representations of women in art; a morning walk in Durham, N.C.; Duke students at a horse race in South Carolina; the Pan Mass bicycle charity event in Massachusetts; the rapid changes in downtown Durham, N.C.; a ferry service in Hong Kong; and U.S. war memorials. Through their work, the students explored aspects of the interplay of text and image, methods for sequential storytelling, basic layout and design techniques, as well as methods for production and distribution. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11657
Title
Photographic Memory student projects
Extent
.5 Linear Feet, 1 box
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Seven creative projects produced by students in Photographic Memory: Photo Albums, Photobooks, & Zines, taught by Lisa McCarty in the Spring of 2016 at Duke University. The course codes were DOCST 361S-01/761S-01, VMS 361S, and ARTVIS 361S.

Students produced their own unique zine and photobooks utilizing photographs and ephemera from their personal archives. Through their work, the students explored aspects of the interplay of text and image, methods for sequential storytelling, basic layout and design techniques, as well as methods for production and distribution.

Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

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Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by student last name.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Photographic Memory student projects, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Spring semester, 2016

7 items, 1 box
Bashaw, Halle. Durham: A city of multiple personalities, 2016

Photobook documents neighborhoods and everyday life in a rapidly changing downtown Durham. Photographs are in color.

Box 1
Bechtold, John. War memorials, 2016

Photobook documents regional war memorials and the artist's attempts to understand their meaning as a retired soldier and war veteran. Photographs are in color.

Box 1
Di Napoli, Caroline. Closer by the mile, 2016

Photobook documents the PanMass Challenge, a 2-day long 192-mile bike ride across the state of Massachusetts which the artist and her family participates in annually. Photographs are in color.

Box 1
Larkin, Rian. Bump issue #1: the femme-fatales of the fin de siècle, 2016 Spring

Zine issue explores the representation of women in art at the end of the 19th century and the legacy of those representations. Illustrations and text in black-and-white.

Box 1
O'Neil, Meghan. Morning walk, 2016

Color images in this photobook document the artist's daily walking practice in Durham, North Carolina's natural areas.

Box 1
Rollins, Kaitlin. Carolina Cup, 2016

Color photobook documents the revelry of Duke students at the Carolina Cup, an annual horse race held in Camden, South Carolina.

Box 1
Venter, Adriaan. Star Ferry, 2016

Photobook documents the ferry route that tens of thousands of people take every day to commute from the mainland Chinese city of Kowloon to Hong Kong. Photographs are mounted to tissue leaves printed with Chinese characters.

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Historical Note

Affiliated with the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies, the course, Photographic Memory: Photo Albums, Photobooks, & Zines, was taught by Lisa McCarty in Spring 2016. It examined the history and uses of photo albums, zines, and self-published photobooks as a means to memorialize and document underrepresented communities, cultural movements, customs, and personal experiences.


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Provenance

The Photographic Memory student projects were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2018.

Processing Information

Processed and encoded by Paula Jeannet, August 2018.

Accession(s) represented in this collection guide: 2018-0084.

Other Notes

Photobooks and zine have a variety of gatherings and bindings, including hardback and paperback, looseleaf album, hand-sewn, and folded. Printing techniques are also varied, and include true photographs, mounted on paper; inkjet prints; and offset lithography.