Announcing: The David Paul Bayles Photographic Archive
One year ago, on Thanksgiving Day, I signed a contract with The Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley to create The David Paul Bayles Photographic Archive. It was a major moment in my life, and I was delighted to share it with most of my family.
I did not make the announcement then, because there were still methods and procedures for placing work into the Archive that I needed to chart a course for. Last month I drove to Berkeley and placed more than a hundred photographs, oral history audio files, exhibition ephemera and some unique correspondence with Ernst Haas and Helmut Gernsheim into the archive bearing my name. Eventually the archive will house my entire life's work. I am humbled and proud to be sharing this news with you.
In the image to the left are (l to r) Julie Musson, Digital Assets Archivist, Christine Hult-Lewis, Reva and David Logan Curatorial Assistant, and Jack Von Euw, Chief Pictorial Curator. Each of them has been incredibly professional and generous with helping to create and introduce the first works into the archive.
SPE NorthWest Presentation
A few weeks ago I was delighted to present at The Society for Photographic Educators Northwest Conference here in Corvallis, Oregon. The title of my 45 min. presentation was From Chainsaw to Camera: A Life With Trees. In two weeks I will be giving an expanded version of the same presentation to the Academy for Lifelong Learning
Wildling Museum Acquisition
At the end of my exhibition Trees in Transition, The Wildling Museum acquisition board decided to accession this piece from the exhibition into their collection. It is printed 54" X 54" and is titled SELL.