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Strengths - Photojournalism

If it makes you laugh, if it makes you cry, if it rips out your heart,
that's a good picture. - Eddie Adams


Eddie Adams
Jacqueline Kennedy with Cardinal O’Conner. di_05288
Jacqueline Kennedy with Cardinal O’Conner. di_05288
Wally
McNamee
Link to Wally McNamee bio. Image - Landmarks - Vietnam Veterans Memorial. e_wm_0525
Landmarks - Vietnam Veterans Memorial. e_wm_0525
David H. Kennerly
Easter near Khe Sanh, Vietnam. di_00548
Easter near Khe Sanh, Vietnam. di_00548

Dirck Halstead
President Barack Obama giving inaugural speach. e_dh_1029
President Barack Obama giving inaugural speach. e_dh_1029

Diana Walker
President Bush with troops in Saudi Arabia, Thanksgiving, 1990. di_00410
President Bush with troops in Saudi Arabia, Thanksgiving, 1990. di_00410

 

 

With one of the largest number of collections from contemporary photojournalists, the Briscoe Center's photojournalism holdings sit at the intersection of two of the Center's most important—and rapidly growing—collection strengths: the news media archives and photographic materials. Situated in the context of the Center's other archival holdings (including the personal papers of media industry pioneers, research archives, and newspapers), the Briscoe Center provides researchers with unparalleled resources on of the history of photojournalism.

The center has gathered the archives of over thirty nationally recognized photographers, including three Pulitzer Prize winners: Eddie Adams, David Hume Kennerly, and Lucian Perkins. All have photographed significant events in American history, including every presidential administration from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Barack Obama. These extensive photojournalism collections document key national and international newsmakers and events and include work published in Time, Life, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Vanity Fair, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. In addition to published prints, the center collects unpublished photographic material such as slides, negatives, and contact sheets, as well as nonphotographic materials like letters, diaries, tear sheets, and three-dimensional artifacts. The combination of these materials provides researchers with remarkable primary source evidence for interpreting history.

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Photographs are available in the Center's Research and Collections Division, which is located in Sid Richardson Hall Unit 2 on the University's main campus in Austin. Photographs are stored in closed stacks and must be used in the James Stephen Hogg Reading Room, and some collections may only be viewed by appointment. Inventories and guides exist to many of the discrete photograph collections and to the photographic components of archival collections available at the Research and Collections Division. A Visual Materials Index (VMI) is now searchable online, and many digital images can be searched and viewed in the Digital Media Repository (DMR). Some collections are temporarily unprocessed, closed, and/or restricted. Patrons seeking photographic reproductions from Center holdings should consult the 
Photo Duplication Policy, Prices, and Procedures.