Photography

 

Photography Collection

The University of New Mexico Art Museum’s permanent photography collection includes some 10,000 photographs (by over 1,000 different photographers) and early cased objects, spans the entire history of the medium and constitutes, along with the print collection, the heart of the museum’s holdings. Begun in 1962 by Van Deren Coke, the museum’s first director, this significant collection is without question the foundation on which the museum’s reputation was built and rests to this day. It is the largest fine art photography collection in the state of New Mexico and one of the major collegiate collections in the country. Some of the renowned artists in the collection include: William Henry Fox Talbot, Julia Margaret Cameron, Nadar, Hill and Adamson, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Edward Steichen, Ansel Adams, Walker Evans, Diane Arbus, Henri Cartier-Bresson, August Sander, Laura Gilpin, Helen Levitt, William Eggleston, Cindy Sherman, John Coplans and Alex Soth, to name only a small selection.

 

<b>Jonathan Blaustein</b> (American born 1974), <em>One Dollar's Worth of Chicken Eggs from a Factory Farm in Texas</em>, from <em>The Value of a Dollar Project</em>, 2008; Digital archival pigment print; Gift of Jonathan Blaustein &amp; Jessie Kaufman; 2011.5.2; ©Jonathan Blaustein; Photo Credit Jonathan Blaustein

Jonathan Blaustein (American born 1974), One Dollar’s Worth of Chicken Eggs from a Factory Farm in Texas, from The Value of a Dollar Project, 2008; Digital archival pigment print; Gift of Jonathan Blaustein & Jessie Kaufman; 2011.5.2; ©Jonathan Blaustein; Photo Credit Jonathan Blaustein

<b>Mike Disfarmer (née Meyer)</b>, <em>Untitled</em>, c.1939-1946; gelatin silver print; Gift of George Thomsen. 2007.15.1

Mike Disfarmer (née Meyer), Untitled, c.1939-1946; gelatin silver print; Gift of George Thomsen. 2007.15.1

<b>Miguel Gandert</b>, <em>Frances López</em>, 1994; Polaroid print; Purchased with funds from Elizabeth Wills, the Contemporary Art Society, Allene and Walter Kleweno and anonymous donors; 97.25.7; ©Miguel Gandert; Photo by Miguel Gandert

Miguel Gandert, Frances López, 1994; Polaroid print; Purchased with funds from Elizabeth Wills, the Contemporary Art Society, Allene and Walter Kleweno and anonymous donors; 97.25.7; ©Miguel Gandert; Photo by Miguel Gandert

<b>Anna Atkins</b>,<em> Hymenophyllum Wilsoni</em>, ca. 1850; cyanotype; The Beaumont Newhall Collection; Purchased with funds from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; 91.29; ©University of New Mexico Art Museum

Anna Atkins, Hymenophyllum Wilsoni, ca. 1850; cyanotype; The Beaumont Newhall Collection; Purchased with funds from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; 91.29; ©University of New Mexico Art Museum

Martin Parr, Lynmouth, England, 1999; From the series Think of England; Chromogenic print. Purchased with funds from the Friends of Art. ©Martin Parr | Rose Gallery

Martin Parr, Lynmouth, England; 1999; From the series Think of England, Chromogenic print; Purchased with funds from the Friends of Art; ©Martin Parr/ Rose Gallery; 2012.1; Photo by Martin Parr

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Martin Parr, Lynmouth, England; 1999; From the series Think of England, Chromogenic print; Purchased with funds from the Friends of Art; ©Martin Parr/ Rose Gallery; 2012.1; Photo by Martin Parr