Collection RBSC-ARC-1823 - Ulli Steltzer photograph collection

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Ulli Steltzer photograph collection

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  • Photographic material

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RBSC-ARC-1823

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  • 1960-1979 (Creation)
    Creator
    Steltzer, Ulli

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67 photographs: black and white

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创建者名称

(1923-2018)

传纪历史

Born in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1923, Ulli Steltzer emigrated to the United States in 1953 with her two children. After teaching music and developing photographs in Massachusetts and New York, Steltzer moved to Princeton in 1957 to accept a job as a professional photographer for the Princeton Packet, whose Tulane Street studio she worked from for much of the next two decades. In addition to taking portraits of many prominent Princeton intellectuals and visitors from the late 1950s through the early 1970s, she also made frequent trips across the United States in her red Volkswagen to photograph and interview African American families in the South, as well as Hopi, Navajo, and Pueblo peoples in New Mexico and Arizona. In 1972, Steltzer permanently relocated her studio and home to Vancouver, British Columbia, where she befriended several prominent Haida artists, including carvers Robert Davidson and Bill Reid, who would become her frequent collaborators. Steltzer documented the art, culture, and traditions of the Haida and other coastal communities, as well as the Inuit, with whom she lived for several months. She used an unobtrusive hand-held Rollei camera to seek out Indigenous artists and peoples in their traditional territories, meet them informally and record their lives and work. Traveling widely throughout the Americas and Asia during her long career, Steltzer also documented life in Southern California, Guatemala, Cuba, China, and India, with a recurrent focus on immigrant communities and Indigenous peoples. Her photographs have been exhibited widely in the United States, Canada, and Europe, and have appeared in many photographic books and collaborations.

Stetlzer’s numerous publications of her photographic collections, include:
• Indian Artists at Work, University of Washington Press, 1976.
• (With Catherine Kerr) Coast of Many Faces, University of Washington Press, 1979.
• Building an Igloo, (juvenile), Douglas & McIntyre, 1981.
• Inuit of Canada's Arctic, Douglas & McIntyre, 1982.
• (With Elisabeth Behrhorst and Carroll Behrhorst) Chimaltenango, University of Washington Press, 1982.
• Inuit: The North in Transition, University of Washington Press, (Seattle, WA), 1982.
• Health in the Guatemalan Highlands, introduction by Carroll Behrhorst, University of Washington Press, (Seattle, WA), 1983.
• A Haida Potlatch, foreword by Marjorie Halpin, University of Washington Press, (Seattle, WA), 1984.
• The New Americans: Immigrant Life in Southern California, introduction by Peter Marin, NewSage Press, (Pasadena, CA), 1988.
• (Coauthor with Robert Bringhurst)The Black Canoe: Bill Reid and the Spirit of Haida Gwaii, 2nd edition, University of Washington Press, 1992.
• Robert Davidson, Eagle Transforming: The Art of Robert Davidson, , University of Washington Press, (Seattle, WA), 1994.
• The Spirit of Haida Gwaii: Bill Reid's Masterpiece, foreword by Bill Reid, introduction by Robin Laurence, University of Washington Press, (Seattle, WA), 1997.

Steltzer’s work has been recognized by a number of honours and awards. She received multiple Canada Council for the Arts grants to support her work (1975, 1978, 1980 and 1985), and won BC Book Awards for Coast of Many Faces, The Black Canoe: Bill Reid and the Spirit of Haida Gwai, and for Eagle Transforming: The Art of Robert Davidson. In 1997 she was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Victoria.

Ulli Steltzer died in Vancouver on July 27, 2018 at age 94.

保管历史

The photographs were gifted to and purchased by Dr. Thomas Edgar Blom directly from Ulli Stelter. Blom became friends with Steltzer in Vancouver in the early 1970s, shortly after Steltzer settled in Vancouver. Dr. Blom was a strong supporter and advocate for Ulli’s photographic work, and did a great deal to help his friend, including editorial assistance with her books, starting with Indian Artists at Work (1976) and continuing through Sight and Insight – Life in Lijiang, Faidi, and Yongniing (2001). Steltzer gave Blom two or three photographs as a gift for his editorial work on her first book. As well, Dr. Blom purchased many of Steltzer’s photographs in order to provide her with financial assistance. The photograph collection moved with Blom, when he married Dr. Sharon Kahn in 1984. Dr. Blom passed away in 2003, and the photographs remained with Dr. Kahn until she donated a selection from this collection to UBC in 2021.

范围和内容

The collection consists of 67 black and white photographs of various sizes taken by Ulli Steltzer in the 1960s and 1970s. Subjects include Northwest Coast Indigenous peoples and artists, Black, LatinX and Indigenous peoples in the USA and Guatemala, and a small number of portraits and still-life. Specifically, the collection contains seven original prints from her important book Indian Artists at Work, including the iconic cover image of Mabel Taylor of Port Alberni weaving a basket, a beautiful portrait of Dempsey Bob carving a human figure, and Haida basket maker Florence Davidson gathering spruce roots, among others. It also contains 14 original prints from her book Coast of Many Faces, including the cover image (Sam Webber and his daughter Laura from Kingcome Inlet), and photos from the Nass River, Alert Bay, Port Neville, Ahouset, Massett and other coastal places. There are eight 1967 - 1968 photographs of Black Americans in the Mississippi Delta, Georgia, and Alabama as well as images of LatinX Americans and Vietnam War widows, as well as photographs of the Maya in Guatemala.

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The collection was donated by Dr. Sharon Kahn in 2021.

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The Trustees of Princeton University hold the copyright for materials donated to Princeton, which may include prints and negatives of images found in the UBC collection. Otherwise, copyright rests with the Steltzer estate.

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相关资料

The Ulli Steltzer papers, the full and extensive archive of Ulli Steltzer, is held by The Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library (Princeton, New Jersey). https://findingaids.princeton.edu/catalog/C1454

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