Behind the Scenes Harry Ransom Center Tour of Magnum Collection
Thursday, February 27
3 - 4pm
This is FREE event, but space is limited to 12 and you MUST register in advance to attend.
Join Roy Flukinger, Senior Research Curator of the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, for an intimate tour of the Ransom Center's Magnum Photos Collection. Flukinger will share prints from the Magnum founders, as well as modern holdings and books.
The Magnum Photos Collection, comprising more than 1,300 boxes of photographic materials, is now open to researchers, students and the public at the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin.
Dating from the 1930s to 2004, the bulk of the nearly 200,000 photographs from Magnum Photos' New York bureau are gelatin silver prints, though the collection also contains some color prints.
© Thomas McConnell Photography 2004.
ROY FLUKINGER is the Senior Research Curator of the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin, where he participates in the development, administration and interpretation of the collections. He has taught at UT and other institutions of higher learning, produced or participated in over eighty exhibitions, and published and lectured extensively in the fields of regional, cultural and contemporary photography and the history of art and photography. He serves on many professional boards and is engaged in numerous other projects including presentations or articles on photographic history, collection management, and contemporary and Texas photography, as well as contributing essays to many publications each year. He consults with a variety of institutions on the administration, funding and operation of photographic organizations; serves as juror, reviewer, evaluator or board member for contemporary photographic events, groups and support organizations; and conducts peer reviews and evaluations for a number of professional and developmental organizations. At present he has just completed the co-curating of a gallery-wide exhibition of the Ransom Center’s Magnum Photos collection.