Collection includes negatives and selected prints from Camhi’s major series of portraiture: Farmworkers, Petaluma, Espejo:
Reflections of the Mexican-American, Jews of Greece, AD-Vantage, Roadside Attraction and The Prison Experience. Also includes
negatives pertaining to other projects and subjects, as well as miscellaneous photographic prints, correspondence, financial
records and other papers.
Morrie Camhi was born in New York City in 1928 to Greek Jewish immigrant parents. He attended High School in Los Angeles
and studied English literature at UCLA. After college, Camhi -- a self-taught photographer -- established a commercial photography
business in Petaluma, where he would live for the remainder of his life. In 1972 he began to teach photography at San Francisco
City College. He also taught at Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley, University of Oregon, Columbia College at Chicago, Sonoma
State Univeristy, and Friends of Photography, among other locations. Morrie Camhi died in 1999.
31 boxes (circa 1,380 photographic prints and circa 11,630 negatives) : b&w ; 16 x 20 in. or smaller
Copyright retained by the photographer's heir for her lifetime, after which it has been granted to the library.
B boxes 1, 5, 6, 9, 15 and 16 RESTRICTED EXHIBITION PRINTS. Consult finding aid for shelving locations of smaller use prints.
Access to restricted prints only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding these materials should be
directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.