The internationally-renowned American photojournalist David Douglas Duncan has died at age 102 in France. [Read more…] about Remembering photojournalist David Douglas Duncan, 1916–2018
David Douglas Duncan
Jeehyun Lim (Denison University) discusses her research interests in advance of her visit to the Ransom Center.
We left off in part one wondering how to evaluate the Ransom Center’s unique non-commercial sound recordings, particularly when we aren’t able to access their audio content prior to preservation. Verifying written descriptions helps, but there are other considerations to keep in mind, such as a recording’s physical format—different types of material become increasingly unstable with age, but at different rates, and in different ways. [Read more…] about Deadline: 2028—Countdown to preserve audio materials
High stakes for cultural heritage
In just 11 years, the Harry Ransom Center could reach the point of no return!
The Ransom Center has awarded more than 75 fellowships to postdoctoral, dissertation and independent researchers studying topics ranging from the works of Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez to the relationship between the music of vaudeville and early silent film. [Read more…] about More than 75 fellowships awarded
In the final installment of our tribute to David Douglas Duncan in the month of his 100th birthday, photographer Louie Palu offers a poignant reflection on the impact of Duncan’s combat photographs on his own work in war zones. Three photographs from Palu’s series The Fighting Season are featured in the upcoming Harry Ransom Center exhibition Look Inside: New Photography Acquisitions, opening February 9, and more of his work can be studied in our Reading and Viewing Rooms. Once again, all of us at the Ransom Center would like to wish David Douglas Duncan our warmest wishes as he enters his 101st year.
When I was a teenage aspiring photographer I was shaped by the work of David Douglas Duncan. His book of photographs from the Korean conflict, This is War!, expressed the psychological and emotional fragility of human beings affected by war unlike any other photographer’s work. [Read more…] about David Douglas Duncan at 100: A month of tributes to David Douglas Duncan in honor of his 100th birthday—Part 4