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Photographer: Rushton, Charles

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Charles Ruston is an American photographer that made portraits of New Mexico-based photographers between the years of 1980 and 1994.  This particular collection consists of thirty-eight prints.  The collection includes photographers Tom Barrows, Van Deren Coke, Betty Hahn, David Michael Kennedy, Patrick Nagatani, Beaumont Newhall, and Joel-Peter Witkin.  The earliest print in this collection is of Manuel Carrillo in 1982, and the last piece added to the collection is of Holly Roberts in 1994. 

Copyright Charles Rushton

Keywords: photographs of photographers, people with cameras
 
Rushton chose this particular project after attending a Zone VI workshop offered by Fred Picker in Vermont in 1980.  While at the workshop Rushton was given specific advice to pick a topic and stick to it instead of switching random topics every day.  This was when Rushton had the idea to photograph artists and photographers upon returning home to New Mexico.  With help of photographer friend, Bob Hooten, Rushton was able to obtain the names of  photographers that suited the parameters of his project.  After a few years Rushton sold some of his prints to the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History for their collection of portraits of New Mexico Artists and expressed interest in seeing his future work.  With the permission of the museum, Rushton used the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History name to help him gain influence and access to more famous photographers such as Beaumont Newhall.  
 
Rushton studied photography under Fred Picker, Oliver Gagliani (depicted in the collection), and Arnold Newman (depicted in the collection).  

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NMAH Photographic History Collection

Charles Palmer

National Museum of American History

Arnold Newman, 1989

National Museum of American History

Ted Rice

National Museum of American History

Jim Bones

National Museum of American History

Beaumont Newhall

National Museum of American History

David Scheinbaum

National Museum of American History

Betty Hahn

National Museum of American History

Jody Forster, 1992

National Museum of American History

Lawrence Huff

National Museum of American History

Paul Slaughter

National Museum of American History

Steve Yates

National Museum of American History

Wayne Rod Lazorik, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1990

National Museum of American History

Rolf Koppel

National Museum of American History

Holly Roberts

National Museum of American History

Bill Lucas

National Museum of American History

Joel-Peter Witkin

National Museum of American History

Mark Nohl

National Museum of American History

Robert Shlaer, 1994

National Museum of American History

Barbara Vancleve

National Museum of American History

Art Kane, 1989

National Museum of American History

Nicholas Trofimuk

National Museum of American History

Karl Koenig, 1992

National Museum of American History

Bobbe Besold

National Museum of American History

Douglas Kent Hall, 1991

National Museum of American History

Patrick Nagatani, 1992

National Museum of American History

Steve Fitch, 1992

National Museum of American History

Van Deren Coke

National Museum of American History

Joan Myers, 1992

National Museum of American History

Susan Crocker

National Museum of American History

Manuel Carrillo, El Paso, Texas, 1982

National Museum of American History

Thomas Barrow

National Museum of American History

David Michael Kennedy

National Museum of American History

Marcia Keegan, 1993

National Museum of American History

Soledad Marjon, Corrales, New Mexico, 1992

National Museum of American History

Cathy Maier Callanan, 1992

National Museum of American History

Oliver Gagliani, Virginia City, Nevada, 1982

National Museum of American History

Meridel Rubenstein, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1989

National Museum of American History

Miguel Gander, 1993

National Museum of American History