Photographic prints, negatives, and slides by Miles R. Everitt, a Los Angeles photograher. The bulk of his works date from
the early 1960s to the late 1980s. He primarily photographed African-American nude male models. Fearing he would lose his
position as an electrical engineer for the city of Los Angeles and later in the aerospace industry, Everitt never publically
displayed his photography. However a small number of buyers, photographers, and publishers knew of his works including Robert
Mapplethrope. In the late 1970s or early 1980s, Everitt met Mapplethrope when he visited Los Angeles. Everitt died of heart
disease in April 1994.
Miles R. Everitt was a Los Angeles photographer of African-American nude models primarily from the late 1950s into the early
1990s. He learned to develop his own film and slides to avoid the censorship and confiscation of works by film developers.
Everitt has been credited with developing the technique of shooting African-Americans using a black background, however this
66.8 linear feet.
13 archive boxes, 2 archive cartons, 20 archive binders, 9 archive shoe boxes, 38 archive flat boxes.
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