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Julius Shulman, Coachella Valley Savings and Loan

Julius Shulman, Coachella Valley Savings and Loan
Palm Springs Art Museum

Julius Shulman, Coachella Valley Savings and Loan , Palm Springs, California, 1963, Williams, E. Stewart (architect), black and white photograph

 

Photography :: Modern and Contemporary
 
Andreas Feininger, Wild White Marguerites

Andreas Feininger, Wild White Marguerites
Palm Springs Art Museum

Andreas Feininger, Wild White Marguerites, 1935, three solarized gelatin silver prints, gift of Dr. J. Patrick and Patricia A. Kennedy

 

 

Harry Callahan, Cape Cod

Harry Callahan, Cape Cod
Palm Springs Art Museum

Harry Callahan, Cape Cod, 1974, Gelatin silver print, Gift of Dr. J. Patrick and Patricia A. Kennedy

 

Harry Callahan, Eleanor

Harry Callahan, Eleanor
Palm Springs Art Museum

Harry Callahan, Eleanor, Aix-en-Provence, France, 1958, gelatin silver print, gift of Dr. J. Patrick and Patricia A. Kennedy

 

Louis Faurer, Untitled

Louis Faurer, Untitled
Palm Springs Art Museum

Louis Faurer, Untitled, NYC, 1973, Gelatin silver print, Gift of Dan and Jeanne Fauci

 

Lewis Baltz, Pasadena

Lewis Baltz, Pasadena
Palm Springs Art Museum

Lewis Baltz, Pasadena, 1973, Gelatin silver print, Gift of Joe and Pamela Bonino

 

Larry Fink, Ella and JJ

Larry Fink, Ella and JJ
Palm Springs Art Museum

Larry Fink, Ella and JJ, 1982, gelatin silver print, gift of Dan and Jeanne Fauci

 

Ezra Stoller, Kitt Peak

Ezra Stoller, Kitt Peak
Palm Springs Art Museum

Ezra Stoller, Kitt Peak (Myron Goldsmith/SOM), 1962, gelatin silver print, gift of Dr. J. Patrick and Patricia A. Kennedy

 

 

 

Born in North Carolina, Childers attended the UCLA Film School where he directed student films and began his photography career by studying with Robert Heineken and Edmund Teske. He remains the only American photographer invited to photograph productions at London’s National Theater. He went on to become a founding photographer for Andy Warhol’s Interview and After Dark magazines. For Dance magazine, he produced many covers including those featuring the Joffrey Ballet, The Royal Ballet, and the Alvin Ailey Dance Company as well as co-authored a book Bejart: The World of Dance.

In addition, Childers photographed more than 200 magazine covers and more than 150 album covers and film posters for major motion picture studios. He worked as a special photographer on dozens of films includingGrease, Marathon Man, The Year of Living Dangerously, Coal Miner’s Daughter, Pennies from Heaven, The Terminator, Hammett, Torch Song Trilogy, Endless Love, The Champ, and Oceans 12.

Photography :: Michael Childers Photography
 
Michael Childers Photography

Michael Childers Photography
Palm Springs Art Museum

Born in North Carolina, Childers attended the UCLA Film School where he directed student films and began his photography career by studying with Robert Heineken and Edmund Teske. He remains the only American photographer invited to photograph productions at London's National Theater. He went on to become a founding photographer for Andy Warhol's Interview and After Dark magazines. For Dance magazine, he produced many covers including those featuring the Joffrey Ballet, The Royal Ballet, and the Alvin Ailey Dance Company as well as co-authored a book Bejart: The World of Dance.

Stephen Hallet Willard photographed the deserts and mountains of the West for 58 years. His mastery of the black and white photograph, combined with his passion for the landscape, translates into a body of work documenting remote areas of the West few Americans had seen or visited, yet he remains largely unknown.

Born in Illinois, Willard was raised in Corona, California. By the time Willard graduated from Corona High School in 1912, he had developed the skills needed for a career in photography. During the next few years, he made several important photographic trips through the wilderness areas of the Sierra Nevada. In 1921, Willard married Beatrice Armstrong, and after a year of traveling and photographing the deserts of the Southwest, they settled permanently in Palm Springs and opened a studio and gallery. For the next twenty-five years he traveled throughout the Colorado and Mojave Deserts and developed a passion for photographing the desert.

To escape the summer heat, he and his wife established a second gallery in Mammoth Lakes and seasonally worked in both locations photographing the mountains in the summer and the desert in the winter. Willard regarded photography as a fine art and himself as an artist. His choice of subjects, composition, and use of sharp contrasts combine to make his photographs not only valuable artistic masterpieces but also a historic record of the desert and mountain environments.

In 1999, Dr. Beatrice Willard donated her father's life's work to the museum (then called the Palm Springs Desert Museum). This generous gift of over 16,000 items includes original glass and film negatives; vintage photographs; hand-colored lantern slides; photo-paintings; postcards; stereographs; cameras, lenses and other photographic equipment; and personal papers and memorabilia including maps, traveling cases, correspondence, and publications. A concentrated effort is underway to preserve the valuable materials in the Stephen H. Willard Photography Collection & Archive with the goal to ensure the continued enjoyment and utilization of these materials for the future.

Photography :: Stephen H. Willard Photography Collection and Archive
 
Stephen H. Willard Photography Collection & Archive

Stephen H. Willard Photography Collection & Archive
Palm Springs Art Museum

Stephen Hallet Willard photographed the deserts and mountains of the West for 58 years. His mastery of the black and white photograph, combined with his passion for the landscape, translates into a body of work documenting remote areas of the West few Americans had seen or visited, yet he remains largely unknown.