Texas African American Photography Archive
founded by Alan Govenar and Kaleta Doolin
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The Texas African American Photography (TAAP) Archive was founded in 1995 by Alan Govenar and Kaleta Doolin. TAAP Archive provides a broad overview of African American photography in the urban and rural areas of Texas, spanning the period from the 1870s to the present and representing a variety of processes and makers. The Archive is unique in its comprehensiveness, and consists of over 60,000 photographic negatives and prints and more than 20 oral histories collected from African American photographers. Most of the items in the Archive have been donated by the photographers and their families, while others have been acquired from private collections.
Watch a clip from the film "The Photography of Curis Humphrey" whose photos are part of this archive.