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Wayne Thom Photographer negatives, photographs, and other material
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Description
The Wayne Thom Photographer negatives, photographs, and other material contains the record of Wayne Thom's prolific career as an architectural photographer and graphic designer. The bulk of the collection consists of Thom's professional photographic work, beginning with his earliest work from 1968 and extending until his retirement in 2012. Thom was born in Shanghai in 1933, and grew up in Hong Kong and Vancouver. He breifly studied photography at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, ultimately graduating from Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara in 1968. His work, which spans over 5 decades, documents modern architecture throughout the western United States and the Pacific Rim, with the bulk of his work documenting the greater Los Angeles area.
Background
Wayne Thom was born in Shanghai in 1933, and grew up in Hong Kong and Vancouver. He briefly studied photography at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, ultimately graduating from Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara in 1968. His work, which spans over 5 decades, documents modern architecture throughout the Western United States and the Pacific Rim and North America, with the bulk of his work documenting the greater Los Angeles area. Thom is the recipient of many awards and honors, including being named a Fellow of the American Society of Photographers (1980), recipient of the Modern Masters Award of the Los Angeles Conservancy (2015), and life membership in the Professional Photographers of America. He has worked with many of the 20th and 21st centuries' significant modern architects, including A. Quincy Jones (whom Thom considered a mentor), William Pereira, Bennie Gonzales, Arthur Erickson, John Portman, Gio Ponti, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, and Bing Thom.
Extent
175.81 Linear Feet 281 boxes
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advanced notice required for access.