Minnesota Photographers Oral History Project: Iinterview with Jeff Farnam
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Born in Hollywood, California, in 1947, Jeff Farnam moved to Minneapolis at the age of six. He graduated from Washburn High School, Minneapolis, in 1965; received a degree in economics from the University of Minnesota; and at the time of the interview was employed as an administrative analyst for the City of Minneapolis. A spinal cord injury while in high school resulted in his status as a C-5 spinal cord injury quadraplegic. His interest in photography and the Block "E" area of Hennepin Avenue culminated in a series of black-and-white photographs taken over more than a decade. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Adapting cameras and photography equipment to the needs of the handicapped; wheelchair mobility and accessibility to subjects to be photographed; a description of Hennepin Avenue Block "E," and its bars and establishments such as Moby's, the Gay Nineties, and Mousy's; individuals as subjects and obtaining their permission and cooperation; a discussion of photographic exhibits and photographers Judy Olausen, Linda Maylish, and others.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
14 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:56:04 running time
Creation Interviewee: Farnam, Jeffrey R.
Interviewer: Wilson, Bonnie G.
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 01/09/1990
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 80
Accession Number AV1990.89
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Photographers Oral History Project'

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