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[Stephen R. Davis photograph collection].
BANC PIC 2016.050--ffALB box 1; BANC PIC 2016.050--B box 1; BANC PIC 2016.050
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[Stephen R. Davis photograph collection]


Davis, Stephen R., creator, photographer.


selections from 3 series, designated by the photographer as Pismo Beach portraits, Central Coast beach landscapes and Central Coast agricultural landscapes. Portraits depict tourists and local visitors to a weekly Pismo Beach art and craft fair, where the photographer regularly operated a portrait photography souvenir stand from 1982 to 1985. A smaller number of photographs, covering a wider range of the Central Coast and adjacent inland areas, depict beach scenes and other coastal views; livestock; vineyards; and other scenes of farming and agriculture.
more photographs of beach landscapes and agricultural landscapes, grouped by the photographer into the following categories: beach landscapes, vehicles on the beach, El NiƱo 1982-1983, general views/construction, vineyards, orchards, row crops, sheep, cattle, Fiscalini Ranch Roundup (Cambria) Jan. 1984, miscellaneous images.


1982 (issued)


Tourists -- California -- Pismo Beach -- Portraits
California -- Pismo Beach


Title devised by cataloger.
Digital prints derived from 35mm film negatives.
Some photographs annotated on back with photographer's code number.
Accompanied by artist's statement pertaining to Pismo Beach portraits and other descriptive material provided by the photographer. Portrait subjects are unidentified.
Preferred citation: Stephen R. Davis portrait and landscape photographs, BANC PIC 2016.050, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift ; of Stephen R. Davis ; 2016.
Additions: Gift ; of Stephen R. Davis ; 2017.
Davis lived in Oceano, Calif. from 1982 to 1985, operating a portrait photography stand at a weekly arts and crafts fair in nearby downtown Pismo Beach. He later moved to Nevada, where he has continued to practice documentary photography. His archive is owned by the University of Nevada, Reno.
Item list for 2017 additions available in library.


Portraits-California-Pismo Beach.
Landscapes (Representations)-California.
Digital prints.

Physical Description:

190 photographs in 2 boxes : b&w digital prints ; 33 x 23 cm




BANC PIC 2016.050--ffALB box 1
BANC PIC 2016.050--B box 1
BANC PIC 2016.050