The Forman papers : travel diaries and scrapbooks of Harrison Forman

Other Title
  • Added title on home page: Travel Diaries and Scrapbooks of Harrison Forman 1932-1973
  • Milwaukee, WI : University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee Libraries, [2011]-
Physical Details
  • approximately 62 items : digital

  • Title from home page (viewed on September 19, 2013).
  • Harrison Forman (1904-1978), a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was a prominent photojournalist and world traveler and also a Fellow of the American Geographical Society. He studied at the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Oriental Philosophy. An adventurous journalist, photographer, and explorer, he had been called "a modern Marco Polo" during his lifetime. In his career as a photographer, Forman created a unique visual record of the life and cultures of East Asia, Indochina, the Middle East, South Pacific, Africa and South America. He focused his camera on distant places and people, on streets of little known towns, historic sites, buildings, art, landscapes, scenes of sheer natural beauty, and portraits of women, men, and children. His primary interest was in people and in capturing their daily activities. While in the field, Mr. Forman maintained diaries containing information directly relevant to his photography. These diaries, on deposit in the University of Oregon Archives, were extremely helpful in the identification of Forman's photos for this project. They have been scanned and published on line, complete with extensive metadata, which can be accessed below.
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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