Al Ziontz Photographs, 1969-2009  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Ziontz, Alvin J
Title
Al Ziontz Photographs
Dates
1969-2009 (inclusive)
1993-2001 (bulk)
Quantity
Photographic prints (7 boxes & 1 folder)
Collection Number
PH2016-043
Summary
Photographs by a Seattle photographer of Seattle locations and people, Cheyenne Indians, other locations in the US, Spain, Paris, India, and a series of images of women, the "Feminine Image Project"
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to the public.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Alvin Ziontz was born in Chicago on August 8, 1928. He was interested in art as a boy and was awarded a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago but turned away from art to study law. He attended the University of Chicago Law School, receiving his J.D. in 1951. He moved to Seattle with his wife and family in 1954 and was a practicing attorney from 1954 to 1994. He founded a law firm that specialized in representing American Indian tribes. In 2009 the University of Washington Press published his book, "A Lawyer in Indian Country." In 1975 Ziontz began photographing the streets of Seattle as as hobby. After he retired, he took classes at the Photographic Center Northwest and became a full-time photographer making images of Seattle, New York, Paris and India, as well as studio and event photography. In 2000 he started a project documenting the lives of older women in their own environments. This work was exhibited in one-man shows under the name of The Feminine Image and In Her Own Light at the University of California, Berkeley and Portland State University. He stopped working in photography in 2002 when physical problems made it difficult for him to work.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Seattle street scenes, people and various locations. Photographs of other areas of the US including on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Spain, India and Paris. Photographs of women from the series The Feminine Image Project.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections upon the death of the donor.

Copyrights will be retained by Al Ziontz until his death when it is transferred to the University of Washington Libraries. Al Ziontz will be identified in required credit lines as the photographer.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Series 1:  Travel and Street Scenes, 1975-2004Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Street scenes in Seattle, Spain, Paris, and Spain.
: color ; 8 x 10 in.
circa 1990-2000
1/2
"The Procession of the Penitentes," Seville Spain
: color ; 8 x 10 in
1996
1/3
Street scenes and locations in New Mexico, Chicago, Seattle, Lake Cushman (WA), and Wyoming
131 photographs ; 4 x 6 in.
1991-2004
1/6
Street scenes in Seattle, WA; Minneapolis, MN; Mexico; and Los Angeles, CA
154 photographs ; 4 x 6 in.
1975-1990
2/2
Street scenes and nature in Seattle and Paris.
46 photographs ; 8 x 10 in.
undated
2/4
Sstreet scenes in India, France, and Seattle
53 photographs ; 8 x 10 in.
1987-2001
Box
5
Seattle street scenes
: matted prints
circa 1990-2000
folder:oversize
ACCXF1
"Doorway to Hell"
1 oversize photographic print : matted print
1976
ACCXF1
"Water Running Down Rock Face"
1 oversize photographic print : matted print
1998
Box
3
"Waterfall"
1 photographic print : matted print
undated
3
"Reflection of Cathedral Window"
1 photographic print : matted print
undated
3
"Mexico City"
1 photographic print : matted print
undated

Series 2:  Feminine Image Project, 1993-2001Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/1
Photographs from "The Feminine Image Project"
69 photographic prints ; 8 x 10 in.
circa 1993-2001
2/3
Photographs from the "Feminine Image Project"
46 photographic prints ; 8 x 10 in.
circa 1993-2001
Box
3-5
Photographs from the "Feminine Image Project"
: matted prints
circa 1993-2001
6
Photographs from the "Feminine Image Project"
: matted prints
circa 1993-2001

Series 3:  Northern Cheyenne Photographs - Northern Cheyenne Reservation, Montana, 2009Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/4
"Northern Cheyenne Photos"
2009
Box
5
"Northern Cheyennne Photos"
: matted prints
2009

Series 4:  Magic Wheels Motorcycle Club - Rainier Valley District of Seattle, WA, 1995Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/5
Magic Wheels motorcycle club for black riders
1995

Series 5:  India Portfolio, 1997Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
7
Photographs of India
45 photographs ; 11 x 14 in.
1997

Series 6:  Drawings, circa 1969Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/7
Penrose Point State Park
1 photograph and 1 drawing
1969
1/8
"In the Moot Court"
1 drawing
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Photographs--Specimens
  • Women--United States--Photographs
  • Personal Names :
  • Ziontz, Alvin J.--Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Chicago (Ill.)--Photographs
  • Cushman, Lake (Wash.)--Photographs
  • India--Photographs
  • Minneapolis (Minn.)--Photographs
  • New Mexico--Photographs
  • Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation (Mont.)--Photographs
  • Paris (France)--Photographs
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Spain--Photographs
  • Wyoming--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Drawings (visual works)
  • Photographic prints
  • Photographs

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)