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Exhibitions

List of Comer Collection Prints

Earlie Hudnall
Ken Light, Gathering la leña (firewood) for cooking, Michoacán, Mexico, 1985, silver gelatin print, 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches

Earlie Hudnall
Earlie Hudnall, Jr., Three Drummers, 1996, gelatin silver, selenium toned
10.1" x13" on 11" x14" paper

Laura Calfee
Laura Calfee, Cricket & Joy, 1998, Ilfochrome print, 14" x 11"

Robert Langham
Robert Langham, Snail Hand, 1994, platinum print

Patricia Richards
Patricia D. Richards, Barefoot with Brent, 1997/1999, gelatin silver, 8"x10"

About the Comer Collection:

The Jerry and Marilyn Comer Photography Collection captures scenes of American life from the middle to late 20th century. Jerry Comer, who earned a master's degree in management from UT Dallas in 1977, began collecting rare and important photographs in the 1970's and decided that the time had come to protect the images for future generations. "Because of my affiliation with UT Dallas, and because of the university's budding photography program, I felt the gift to UTD was a natural fit," Comer, a retired engineer, said. "I am glad to know the images will be used for educational purposes and that they will be admired and studied for years to come."

Marked by both its diversity and high quality, the collection contains over 350 photographs dating from 1940 to the present, as well as more than 300 books and periodicals relating to modern and contemporary art and photography. The archive includes a number of strengths, including notable representation of the work of women artists, socially conscious photographers, and photographers from Texas. Numerous images documenting American history, including several from the Civil Rights movement, comprise a central highlight. The portfolio also provides a visual record of urban settings, with an emphasis on New York City, as well as a range of images of the American vista. Other gems in the collection represent innovative work with staged and altered photography.

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Exhibitions

Physical Labor: Photographs of Workers 1940 to the Present

Curated by Lupita Murillo Tinnen
April 4 - May 3, 2014
Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building, Gallery, UT Dallas
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Affinities

Curated by Melanie Levin
February 7 - April 14, 2012
University Theatre Gallery/Lobby, UT Dallas
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Fragile Connection

Curated by Kerry Ann Hennigin
February 8 - April 16, 2011
University Theatre Gallery/Lobby, UT Dallas
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Photojournalism of the Civil Rights Movement:


A View of the Cold War's Home Front

Curated by Matt Hinckley
February 9 - March 26, 2010
Cecil and Ida Green Center, UT Dallas
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Social/ Scene

Curated by Diane Durant McGurren
October 31 - December 13, 2008
Cecil and Ida Green Center, UT Dallas
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Identities

Curated by Marilyn Waligore
February 1 - March 7, 2008
Cecil and Ida Green Center, UT Dallas
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Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie
Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, Idelia, 1995, dye-sublimation print

June Van Cleef
June Van Cleef, T.S. Redford, Lund Ranch, 1982/97, silver gelatin print,
12" x 9"

Geir Jordahl
Geir Jordahl, Canyonlands, Utah, 1990, gelatin silver print