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Grimes, John, Oral History Interview, 2011


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Twenty-three video interviews with Institute of Design alumni regarding their experiences in the photography program. The interviewees discuss fellow students and instructors such as Arthur Siegel, Aaron Siskind, Garry Winogrand, Harry Callahan, Nathan Lerner, Frederick Sommer, and others. The interviews were recorded on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL. The collection includes 23 interviews, 3 essays, 3 photographs and a guestbook.


  • Creation: 2011


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Available for Research

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1 File (MP4 (928 MB))


Video interview with John Grimes, who received an MS in Design from the Institute of Design (ID) in 1974. Grimes recounts his experiences as a student under Arthur Siegel and Garry Winogrand (adjunct faculty in 1972), as well as his time as an ID faculty member and acting director in the late 1970s. Also addressed is the history of photography at ID and photographic education in general. Running time is 1:17:39 minutes.

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