Empty Bottle Photograms and Related Material
Scope and Contents
Collection that includes a complete set of the "Empty Bottle Photograms" series of photographs created Susannah Hays, 1998-2000, that comprise fifteen photograms of empty bottles placed on photographic paper as well as a photogram of a leaf that marks a shift in her practice to photograms of plant leaves. Material in the collection related to the series includes copy photographs of the images as color transparencies and digital surrogates as well as documentation of associated exhibitions, reviews, and publications.
- Majority of material found in 1998-2000
- Hays, Susannah (Photographer)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Access
Box 2, folder 20 (Compact disc (CD-R): Complete Bottle Series): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies of electronic files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Susannah Hays, Empty Bottle Photograms and Related Material, is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Susannah Hays on the Arthur Corbitt Hoskins Memorial Fund, 2022.
Organized into two series: I. Empty Bottle Photograms, 1998-2000. II. Material Related to Empty Bottle Photograms, 1998-2016.
2.21 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
Collection that includes a complete set of the Empty Bottle Photograms series of photographs created Susannah Hays, 1998-2000, that comprise fifteen photograms of empty bottles placed on photographic paper as well as a photogram of a leaf that marks a shift in her practice to photograms of plant leaves. Material in the collection related to the series includes copy photographs of the images as color transparencies and digital surrogates as well as documentation of associated exhibitions, reviews, and publications.
Susannah Hays (born 1959)
Susannah Hays is an experimental photographer, book artist, and educator. She is known for using camera-less and historical photographic processes in her experimentation in visual media.
Hays was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Mills College in 1982 and a Master of Fine Arts in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1991 as well as a Master of Arts in Visual Studies in 2002 and doctoral degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2016 from the University of California, Berkeley.
From 1990 to 2012 Hays was the sole proprietor of Works on Paper, a paper conservation laboratory specializing in the preservation of photographs and the production of Artist's books. She was also a faculty member of the San Francisco Art Institute from 2001 to 2012.
From 1991 to 1997 she was married to artist Matt Phillips. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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- Empty Bottle Photograms and Related Material
- Matthew Daniel Mason
- January 2022
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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