Posts Tagged: photography

The Beautiful is Political: The Dianora Niccolini Papers at MARBL

Emory’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library recently acquired the papers of New York photographer Dianora Niccolini. Niccolini is best known for her fine art portraits of male models and athletes. Her photographs have been featured in numerous anthologies and are today housed in museums and private collections throughout the United States. The Dianora Niccolini…

Picturing a New South: MARBL Acquires the Photographs of Ron Sherman

Emory University’s Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) recently acquired 748 vintage silver gelatin prints from Atlanta photographer, Ron Sherman. Sherman spent three decades covering politics, sports, and life in Atlanta and the South for a variety of publications and outlets. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, the camera bug bit Sherman early in life. By…

Picturing a Photographer’s Atlanta: MARBL Acquires the Alli Royce Soble Photograph Albums

Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library recently acquired twenty-four photograph albums from Atlanta artist Alli Royce Soble. Soble (b.1973) earned her BFA in photography from Georgia State University in 1998. She has exhibited her work in solo and group shows throughout Atlanta, including shows at Nexus (now the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center), The…

The Harleston Family Papers from a Processor’s Perspective

  Share Related Story: MARBL Blog entry about John Biggers, another African American artist whose collections are housed in MARBL Related Links:  Edwin A. Harleston Finding Aid African AmericanCollections at MARBL  Join the discussion As a literary scholar, I find it refreshing to take on historical projects in my second life as a graduate student…

Beautiful Chaos

Rare scrapbooks that document African American life in the United States from 1890-1975 are being preserved with support through a “Save America’s Treasures” (SAT) grant. The project is a collaborative effort with Emory University Preservation Office, Digitization Center, and the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL). The SAT grant is awarded through the Department…