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Search over 5000 books from the Independent Press Archive, 6000 photographs from the photographic print collection, and 55 videos from the Moving Image Collection–more coming soon!
The project to catalog the VSW print collection online is generously supported by the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation
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The Photographic Print Collection contains 15,000 original photographic or photo-mechanical prints made by 2,200 known photographers and more than 600,000 examples of vernacular or anonymous images in most formats and processes.
The print collection shows examples of every type of photographic practice, from the family snapshot to the fine art print, and include work of every era, from the daguerreotypes of the 1840s, to digital prints from the present day.
VSW holds the artist archives of Barbara Blondeau, Alice Wells, Michael Bishop, Syl Labrot, and Lajaren Hiller.
The Trace collection holds works by VSW alumni.
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VSW is currently cataloging the photography and moving image collections online. Check back for new materials or contact collections staff with questions or to schedule an appointment.