Photography alumni gathered on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL to share their memories of former Institute of Design instructors, education, and fellow students. Prompting some of the interview questions off camera is photographer and editor, Daniel Kuruna.

This sub-community includes access copies and preservation master files of the digital videos, digital audio recordings, and textual files, as well as digitized use agreements of those interviewed.

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  • Porett, Thomas, Oral History 

    Porett, Thomas (2011)
  • "Sommerisms" memoir of Fred Sommer 

    Sessions, Richard (2011-04)
    Richard Sessions, who received an MS in Design in 1960 from the Institute of Design, provides a written account of his experience as a student under Frederick Sommer between 1957 and 1958. Included are Sessions' three ...
  • Fernandez, Antonio, Written History 

    Fernandez, Antonio (2011)
    Antonio Fernandez, who received an MS in Photography in 1970 from the Institute of design, provides a written account of his experience as a student under Aaron Siskind, Arthur Siegel, and Frederick Sommer.
  • Newman, Marvin, Written History 

    Newman, Marvin (2011-04-16)
    Marvin Newman, who received an MS in Photography in 1952 from the Institute of design, provides a written account of his experience as a student under Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan.
  • Krastof, Mark, Oral History Interview 

    Krastof, Mark (Illinois Institute of Technology, 2011-05-01)
    Interview with Mark Krastof, who received an MS in Design from the Institute of Design in 1971. Krastof recounts his experience as a student under Arthur Siegel, Aaron Siskind, and Garry Winogrand. Krastof shows copies of ...
  • Leinwohl, Steffens, Oral History Interview 

    Leinwohl, Steffens (Illinois Institute of Technology, 2011-05-01)
    Interview with Steffens (Stef) Leinwohl, who received a B.S. in Design from the Institute of Design in 1963. Leinwohl recounts his experiences as an undergraduate photography student at ID and how the faculty and fellow ...
  • Kostiner, Lewis, Oral History Interview 

    Kostiner, Lewis (Illinois Institute of Technology, 2011-05-01)
    Interview with Lewis Kostiner, who received an MS in Design from the Institute of Design in 1974. Kostiner recounts his experiences as an undergraduate student at the Rhode Island School of Design under Harry Callahan and ...
  • Sterling, Deborah Oral History Interview 

    Sterling, Deborah (Illinois Institute of Technology, 2011-05-01)
    Interview with Deborah Sterling, speaking on behalf of her deceased husband Joseph Sterling, who received his MS in Design from the Institute of Design in 1962. Running time is 7:36 minutes.
  • Tanner, Robert, Oral History Interview 

    Tanner, Robert (Illinois Institute of Technology, 2011-05-01)
    Interview with Robert (Bob) Tanner, who received a BS in Photography from the Institute of Design in 1959. Tanner recounts his experience as an undergraduate student under Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind, and how ID ...
  • Swedlund, Charles, Oral History Interview 

    Swedlund, Charles (Illinois Institute of Technology, 2011-05-01)
    Interview with Charles Swedlund, who received a B.S. in Photography from the Institute of Design in 1958 and an M.S. in Design shortly thereafter. Swedlund recounts his experiences as a student and faculty member at ID ...
  • Phillips, Russell, Oral History Interview 

    Phillips, Russell (Illinois Institute of Technology, 2011-05-01)
    Interview with Russell Phillips, who received an MS in Design from the Institute of Design in 1984. Phillips recounts his experience as a student under David Rathbun and David Plowden. Running time is 6:54 minutes.
  • Lutch, Michael, Oral History Interview 

    Lutch, Michael (Illinois Institute of Technology, 2011-05-01)
    Interview with Michael Lutch, who received an MS in Design from the Institute of Design in 1974. Lutch recounts his experience as a student under Arthur Siegel, and how ID informed his vision as a present-day commercial ...
  • Langston, Judy Oral History Interview 

    Langston, Judy (Illinois Institute of Technology, 2011-05-01)
    Interview with Judy Langston, who received an MS in Photography from the Institute of Design in 1982. Langston describes the photography facilities at ID during her time as a student, as well as other experiences. Running ...
  • Franczyk, Brian, Oral History Interview 

    Franczyk, Brian (Illinois Institute of Technology, 2011-05-01)
    Interview with Brian Franczyk, who received an BS in Design from the Institute of Design in 1979. Franczyk recounts his experience as an undergraduate student under Arthur Siegel. Running time is 9:40 minutes.
  • Cohen, Alan, Oral History Interview 

    Cohen, Alan (Illinois Institute of Technology, 2011-05-01)
    Interview with Alan Cohen, who received an MS in Design from the Institute of Design in 1972. Cohen recounts his experience as a former nuclear engineering student enrolled in the photography program, ultimately studying ...
  • Crane, Barbara, Oral History Interview 

    Crane, Barbara (Illinois Institute of Technology, 2011-05-01)
    Interview with Barbara Crane, who received an MS in Design from the Institute of Design in 1966. Crane recounts some of her experiences as a working photographer, a former student under Aaron Siskind, and a photography ...
  • Mosher, Robert, Oral History Interview 

    Mosher, Robert (Illinois Institute of Technology, 2011-05-01)
    Interview with Robert (Bob) Mosher, who received an MS in Design from the Institute of Design in 1972. Mosher recounts his experience as a student under Garry Winogrand. Running time is 7:30 minutes.
  • Burd, Richard, Oral History Interview 

    Burd, Richard (Illinois Institute of Technology, 2011-05-01)
    Interview with Richard (Dick) Burd, who received an MS in Design from the Institute of Design in 1970. Burd recounts his experiences as a photography student at ID and how his education informs his current photography work. ...
  • Krejci, Donald, Oral History Interview 

    Krejci, Donald (Illinois Institute of Technology, 2011-05-01)
    Interview with Donald Krejci, who received an MS in Design from the Institute of Design in 1974. Krejci recounts his experience as a student under Arthur Siegel and the details of his master's thesis. Running time is 5:59 minutes.
  • Hocker, Thomas, Oral History Interview 

    Hocker, Thomas (Illinois Institute of Technology, 2011-05-01)
    Interview with Thomas Hocker, who received an MS in Design from the Institute of Design in 1969. Running time is 5:42 minutes.

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