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Guide to the James Ware Pitts Photographs, 1984-1998

Summary

Collection comprises five 4x5 inch matted black-and-white palladium contact prints, featuring abandoned or run-down manmade structures in the natural landscape. Locations include the Southwest (Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona) and the Olympic Pensinsula. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11433
Title
James Ware Pitts photographs
Date
1984-1998
Creator
Pitts, James Ware, 1953-
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 1 box, 5 prints
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Content Description

Collection comprises five 4x5 inch matted black-and-white palladium contact prints, featuring abandoned or run-down manmade structures in the natural landscape. Locations include the Southwest (Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona) and the Olympic Pensinsula. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

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Collection is open for research. Photographs are available for non-commercial exhibition, research, and educational purposes only. The photographer must give permission for any other type of use.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], James Ware Pitts photographs, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Leaning tower of Britten, Britten, Texas, 1993
Box 1
Dinosaur with sleigh, near Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1990
Box 1
Tire repair, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1984
Box 1
Sagging barn, Olympic Peninsula, 1998 July
Box 1
Wagon sign, Tucson, Arizona, 1998
Box 1
 

Historical Note

James Ware Pitts, a photographer born in Huntsville, Alabama and based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, specializes in platinum and palladium print making. His work ranges from anthropological documentary studies to formal pictorial traditionalism.


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Provenance

The James Ware Pitts photographs were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Karen Glynn, 2002.

Accession(s) represented in this collection guide: 2002-0277.