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[David Paul Bayles photograph archive].
BANC PIC 2017.105--AX AX box 1; BANC PIC 2017.105--AX AX box 2; BANC PIC 2017.105--PIC PIC box 1; BANC PIC 2017.105--B; ...
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[David Paul Bayles photograph archive]


Bayles, David Paul, 1952-, creator, photographer.


First installment of photographer's archive includes selected digital prints from 3 bodies of work: Sap in their veins, Inspiration, and Fallen tree (alternatively titled Falling tree). Sap in their veins (AX box 1), taken 1987-1988 and 2004, contains chiefly portraits of loggers, with a few images of loggers at work, logging machinery and tools, and loggers' families. Fallen tree (AX box 1) contains images taken in 1989 chiefly depicting trees during the motion of falling after being cut. Inspiration (AX box 2) contains studio portraits of men, posing per Bayles' instructions: "Without speaking aloud, I would like you to take a few moments to find your unique power and passion and let it fill you up. When you are ready, look right into the lens and tell us about it with just your eyes"; portraits accompanied by personal statements of subjects. Collection also includes oversize portrait of Helumt Gernsheim taken by Bayles in the 1980s (B folder). Other materials (PIC box 1) include a summary of the contents of this installment; transcripts of oral history interviews with loggers Imar Alto, Don Spini, Vernon Piver, Andrew Kaijankoski, Eino Freeman, Robert Carbaugh, John McCaffrey Sr. (late 1980s, associated with Sap in their veins project); project proposal for The contemporary logger (late 1980s); various papers and 4 photographs pertaining to Bayles exhibition Long days, long hours & hard work (early 1990s); and correspondence from Helmut Gernsheim and Irene Gernsheim (1984-1996) and Ernst Haas (undated).


1985 (issued)


Bayles, David Paul -- 1952- -- Archives
Gernsheim, Helmut -- 1913-1995 -- Portraits
Gernsheim, Helmut -- 1913-1995 -- Correspondence
Haas, Ernst -- 1921-1986 -- Correspondence
Loggers -- California -- Mendocino County -- Portraits
Logging -- California -- Photographs
Men -- California -- Mendocino County -- Portraits


Title devised by cataloger.
Most prints signed, dated and titled by Bayles and bear the photographer's blind stamp.
Also includes 1 box of papers (PIC box 1).
David Paul Bayles photograph archive, BANC PIC 2017.105, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift ; of David Paul Bayles ; 2016.
15 audio cassette tapes of oral histories with California loggers transferred to the Audio Visual Collections of The Bancroft Library.
Future additions are expected.


Digital prints.
Oral history.

Physical Description:

approximately 120 photographs in 2 boxes and 1 oversize folder : chiefly digital prints, black and white ; 33 x 49 cm or smaller




BANC PIC 2017.105--AX AX box 1
BANC PIC 2017.105--AX AX box 2
BANC PIC 2017.105--PIC PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2017.105--B
BANC PIC 2017.105