Guide to the Washington, D.C.: Photoprints

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0805
Creators:
Sterling, Craig
Dates:
1990-1996
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.15 Cubic feet
1 box
16" x 20" x 1"
Repository:
Black and white photoprints by photographer Craig Sterling, made in the 1990s as part of an ongoing series depicting familiar buildings, monuments, and other sites in Washington, D.C., including the U.S. Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, and the Arboretum.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The photographs in this collection were made in the 1990s by Craig Sterling as part of an ongoing series depicting familiar buildings, monuments, and other sites in Washington, D.C. These prints are silver gelatin. Nine of them, unmated and unmounted, were made on 16" x 20" with wide margins (actual image sizes are shown below). The other three prints are in window mats, 16" x 16".

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Craig Sterling is an American art photographer who studied at the Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, California. He cites the photography of Ansel Adams, Arnold Newman, and Eugene Atget as having had the greatest influence on his work. Sterling, who works exclusively in black-and-white, using a wide range of equipment, makes his own silver gelatin and pigment prints. He often prefers the square format of Hasselblad cameras. He has maintained a studio at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia since 2001.
His photographs, which display a largely pictorialist style, are in the collections of other institutions, such as the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Oakland Museum. His work has appeared in group exhibitions at the Art League Gallery (Alexandria Virginia), the University of Maine Museum of Art (Bangor, Maine), the Baldwin Photographic Gallery (Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tenn.), the Oakland Museum (Oakland, California), the Philip Weiss Gallery (London), among many others, especially in the Washington and Virginia areas.
His other photographic activities have included teaching at the Art League, Alexandria, Va.; PhotoWorks at Glen Echo Park, Bethesda, Md.; and the Smithsonian Institution Resident Associate Program. He also served as curator for an exhibition, "The Photographs of Alexander Gardner," at the Washington Center for Photography. He has a Web site at http://www.craigsterling.com/.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Contact photographer, Craig Sterling, for reproduction permission. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Preferred Citation
Photograph by Craig Sterling, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Arboretums Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1990-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Memorials -- Washington (D.C.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington (D.C.) -- 1990-2000 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cities and towns Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Monuments -- Washington (D.C.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jefferson Memorial (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives