Dan Powell photographs, 1978-2002 PDF
- Powell, Dan
- Dan Powell photographs
- 1978-2002 (inclusive)19782012
- 51.75 linear feet, (33 containers) :
- Collection Number
- Dan Powell is a widely exhibited fine art photographer and head of the photography department at the University of Oregon. The collection is a comprehensive representation of Powell's work, and including constructed imagery done in the studio as well as social and physical landscape imagery.
- University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open to the public.
Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room.
Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Dan Powell was born in 1950 in Richland, Washington and grew up in Central Washington. Powell holds a bachelor's degree in business administration, a master's degree in art/photography from Central Washington University, and an master's in fine arts degree in art/photography from University of Illinois. He was an Associate Professor with tenure at The University of Northern Iowa 1980-1987. Powell spent 1983 on leave in Europe and in New York City. He joined the faculty in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon in 1987 and is now an associate professor in art/photography. Powell's work has been widely exhibited since 1977 and has won national awards. His work is in the permanent collections of the Polaroid Corporation, the Portland Art Museum, Washington State Arts Commission, Art Institute of Chicago and numerous other public, private and corporate collections.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Dan Powell photograph collection primarily consists of large format photographic prints taken by Powell between 1978 and 2012. The constructed photography series contains nineteen discrete photograph projects and several single image works created by Powell between 1978 and 2002. Works in this series include composites, diptychs and triptychs, images with hand drawn marks, as well as hand toned and colored photographs. The landscape and Street photography series contains four discrete photographic projects, and several single image works, taken by Powell between 1982 and 2012 primarily in New York, the upper Midwest, and West. The Western Landscapes Series represents the largest body of work in the collection. The European images series includes two discrete photographic projects and a large number of travel photographs taken by Powell between 1983 and 2012. Many of Powell's landscapes, street scenes, and still lives, were repurposed to create composite, diptych, and triptych works at a later date. Some, particularly prints in the Western Landscape Series, were later hand toned.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
[Identification of item], Dan Powell Photographs, PH297, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series I: Constructed photography, 1978-2002Return to Top
The constructed photography series contains nineteen discrete photograph projects, and several single image works, created by Powell between 1978 and 2002. Works in this series include composites, diptychs and triptychs, images with hand drawn marks, as well as hand toned and colored photographs. This series contains the majority of Powell's early work.
Wall Complex Series
Flow Chart Series
Pattern Seekers Series
The Letter Series
Studio A Series
Studio B Series
Studio C Series
|5, 7, folder 8||
Art and Architecture Series
|6, folder 9||
Artists Model Series
|7, folder 10||
Chart of Brief Forms Series
|1-2,4-5, folders 1, 10||
Single image constructed photography
Sed Phrases Series
|3, 6-7, folder 10||
Of Myth and Legend Series
|1, 3, 6||
Classical Measures Series
Light and Stone Series
|2, 5, 7-8||
Traces in Passing Series
The Keeping of Record Series
In a State of Culture Series
Series II: Landscape and street photography, 1982-2012Return to Top
The landscape and street photography series contains four discrete photographic projects, and several single image works, taken by Powell between 1982 and 2012. This series contains landscapes and street scenes captured in the United States, primarily in New York, the upper Midwest, and West. The Western Landscapes series, taken by Powell between 1985 and 2007, represents the largest body of work in the collection, totaling over seven hundred black and white images. The series captures the hidden, and often desolate, parts Eastern and Southern Washington State, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and South Dakota. A small number of studio still lives are included in this series.
|2, 7, folder 1||
Single image landscape and street photography
|2, 5, 7||
Iowa landscape series
|2, 4-5, 8||
New York Series
Studio Work, New York and Iowa
Western Landscapes Series
Series III: European images, 1983-2012Return to Top
The European Images series includes two discrete photographic projects, and a large number of travel photographs, taken by Powell between 1983 and 2012. The Travelogue Series includes black and white landscapes and street scenes taken in France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, and Croatia. The Museum Pieces Series contains black and white photos of ancient Grecian statues taken at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. The Cisterns Series contains black and white images of the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul.
Museum Pieces Series