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Teoli, Junior (Daniel D.) Photographs
Coll2015-017  
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Description
Twenty Five photographic prints, primarily portraitures of assorted sizes and mediums, produced by photographer Daniel D. Teoli, 1973-1975 and 2014. Daniel D. Teoli, a self-taught photographer, worked to document the street life of 1970s Los Angeles and Hollywood. The images, primarily portraitures, emphasize the diversity in the population of 1970s Los Angeles. A number of images are devoted to transgender burlesque performer Barbara Lemay and depict her dressed in full costume.
Background
Daniel D. Teoli, Jr., was a native of Los Angeles and a self-taught photographer. His career encompassed a variety of photographic styles and subjects—from black-and-white portraits and documentation of street life in Los Angeles in the 1970s and 1980s to self-described "social documentary" and high-dynamic-range color portraiture. Teoli lost a major portion of his archived work dating from the 1980s and 1990s in a flood, but his earlier work was spared, and in 2013, he released a hand-printed artist's book titled Peephole: Peering Into the World of 1970s Hollywood and L.A.. Inspired by the works of a diverse range of photographers, including Lisette Model, Les Krims, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Mary Ellen Mark, Teoli's fantastical yet hyper-real imagery is a reflection of his colorful human subjects and the statement "photographers are always looking," which he uses in reference to his own work. His works are in over 30 permanent collections around the world, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Mead Art Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, and Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art. As of 2015 Teoli resides in West Virginia.
Extent
1.1 Linear Feet 1 flat box 25 photographic prints
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All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries 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.
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All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries 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.