Tim Page Archive
Tim Page Archive
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Tim Page died on August 23rd, 2022. NYT obit. Page was one of the world’s most respected and enigmatic photographers and human rights activists of our times. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Robert Capa Award, the National Press Photographers Association, and the Vietnamese Cultural Hero of the Revolution.
This archive includes thousands of negatives, vintage and modern silver gelatin, Cibachrome, and other photographic prints by Tim Page, Sean Flynn, and dozens of other important photographers. Other key components of the archive include hundreds of pieces of personal correspondence and ephemera from important figures of the 20th Century, hundreds of items belonging to Sean Flynn, and Page’s personal library featuring thousands of inscribed, first edition, and pristine photography books.
Tim Page is one of the most famous (and infamous, he was the model for Dennis Hopper’s photographer character in Apocalypse Now) photographers of the 20th Century. While he is best known for his multiple-award-winning coverage of the American/Vietnamese War, he has consistently and continuously produced acclaimed bodies of work and was still working into his 70s despite age and the disabilities associated with numerous near-fatal injuries sustained while witnessing combat.
Page estimated that he has over 750,000 images in his archive.
Page is also well known and honored for a lifetime of dedicated human rights work, ranging from nursing American Peace Hero Ron Kovic, to a life-long investigation of the impact of Agent Orange. Page founded the Indochina Media Memorial Foundation and the Mine Action Group and has received numerous NGO and governmental human rights project appointments. He is the author of nine books on conflict, human rights, and photography, and he is the subject of numerous films and videos.
Selected Awards bestowed on Tim for his photographic and humanitarian work:
The Robert Capa Award
The American Society of Media Photographers Award (the 6th recipient in history)
Vietnamese Cultural Hero of the Revolution (7th recipient in history)
The Infinity Award
The George Polk Award
The Overseas Press Club Award
The National Press Photographers Association
The Irish Press Photographers Association
The importance of the preservation of this archive can be seen discussed here.