Photographers from The Michigan Daily record group

The Michigan Daily records at the Bentley Historical Library include a nearly complete bound set of the printed Daily going back to the first issue in 1890, a collection of faculty/staff/administration biographical files, a faculty portrait collection, and a run of 35mm negatives covering the years 1963-2006 as well as a small number of digital camera images beginning in 1993.

The Bentley's collection of Daily photgraphers begins in 1963 with a single envelope of unattributed negatives of picketers in front of the Administration Building and the President's House, demanding that the university hire more African Americans ("Jobs or Mobs" one sign read). Not until 1966 does the Bentley's collection begin to look like a real working file of a photo department.

The choice of images for inclusion in this Michigan Daily Alumni Photographers collection was based on previous requests for images by Bentley patrons as well as on the significance of subject matter and representation of campus life. The 5 to 20 images selected for each photographer were made by student staff, with titles or captions derived from the annotations on the negative envelopes.


James Forsyth

Hometown
Ann Arbor, MI
Degree
A.B. 1968; J.D. 1972
Daily Staff
1967-1968

James was on the staff of The Michganensian, but also did photography for The Daily. He received an A.B. degree in 1968 and a J.D. in 1972 and established a law practice in Florida.

Turkey Hunt at Markley, Nov. 11, 1967.


Dennis Gainer

Hometown
Detroit, MI
Degree
A.B. 1973
Daily Staff
1970-1972

As might be expected for a photographer working 1970 to 1972, a good portion of the negatives attributed to Gainer deal with protests and demonstrations of one sort or another. The selection included here are from a guerilla theatre performance on the steps of the Diag. Dennis has worked as a visual journalist for USA Today and as a videographer and multimedia producer at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

Knauss - Tent City Guerilla Theatre.


Tom Gottlieb

Hometown
Highland Park, MI
Degree
A.B. 1974
Daily Staff
1970-1974

Tom was most active as a photographer during the 1970/71 school year. He covered regents meetings, football, and a variety of performers at Canterbury House, The Ark and Hill Auditorium. He earned a MA from Stanford and worked for the Rand Corporation on Asian national security issues before returning to U-M to teach. He later entered the financial services and investment business in Hawaii and founded Palm Grove Capital in 2001.

Black Action Movement Concert, Hugh Masakela, Sept. 1970.


James Judkis

Hometown
Pittsburgh, PA
Degree
BFA 1974, MFA 1976
Daily Staff
1969-1972

Jim Judkis' negatives in The Daily collection are most heavily concentrated in the 1970/1971 school year. His assignments included a range of campus news stories as well as football and theatre and art events. After graduating, Jim became a professional photographer in Pittsburgh and a photography instructor at LaRoche College.

Waterman Gym Registration Line, Sept. 9, 1970.


Judith Kessler

Hometown
Pittsburgh, PA
Degree
A.B. 1973
Daily Staff
1967-1968

As a Daily photographer, Kessler covered the sit-in at Bursley Hall as well as men's basketball. She went on to a career as a technical winter.

Bursley Sit-In (protesting dormitory hours for women).


Sara Krulwich

Hometown
New York, NY
Degree
A.B. 1972
Daily Staff
1967-1972

Sara broke barriers for women photographers at the Daily by, among other things, being the first female sideline photographer at Michigan Stadium. She also covered (and participated in) the student activism that characterized her time on campus. After graduating, Sara went on to become an arts photographer for the New York Times.

Roller Skating in Model Cities, May 18, 1970.


Pauline Lubens

Hometown
Ann Arbor, MI
Degree
B.A. 1977
Daily Staff
1974-1977

Lubens' photos in The Michigan Daily collection document the Graduate Employees Organization's efforts to unionize graduates assistants, a 1975 Conference Against Racism, several Gerald Ford presidential campaign events, and the usual variety of Daily assignments. Twice a Pulitzer Prize finalist, Lubens has worked as a photojournalist for the Trenton Times, Detroit Free Press and San Jose Mercury News. She was a Knight-Wallace Journalism fellow at U-M in 1993-1994.

Ozone Parade, Oct. 25, 1974.