(A collection of essays and photographs reflecting on Sout...)
A collection of essays and photographs reflecting on Southwestern University's transformation from 1981 through 2000.
(For more than five years award-winning photographer Geoff...)
For more than five years award-winning photographer Geoff Winningham explored and photographed Buffalo Bayou, the Houston Ship Channel, and the landscape he found along the way. As he hiked and canoed the course of this historic stream, he found pristine stretches of the bayou still untouched by the encroaching city of Houston. He also found areas where the forces of nature and those of the growing city seemed to struggle for supremacy. He revisited sites of historic importance, such as Allen’s Landing, where the city was founded in 1836, and the San Jacinto Battlefield, where Texas won its independence in the same year. In Along Forgotten River, Winningham has sequenced eighty of his striking, large-format black-and-white photographs, following Buffalo Bayou from its source in the Katy Prairie through the suburbs and into the inner city of Houston.
(In a work of sweeping breadth and beauty, Geoff Winningha...)
In a work of sweeping breadth and beauty, Geoff Winningham has created a profusely illustrated, contemplative travel journal that showcases his talent as both a photographer and a writer and reveals his affection and respect for the two countries he calls home.
(In 1980, photographer Geoff Winningham and architect Cyru...)
In 1980, photographer Geoff Winningham and architect Cyrus Sutherland traveled extensively throughout Arkansas to locate and photograph examples of southern American vernacular architecture. They were working on a commission from the First Federal Savings and Loan of Arkansas, and after a year they had finished their project. But, with their interest piqued and enjoying their collaboration, they continued on with the project in hopes of amassing a collection of photographs of vernacular architecture from every region of the state. For two more years, Sutherland continued helping Winningham find every possible "dogtrot house, wood-frame church, octagonal barn, and one-of-a-kind hog house" in the state. By 1983 Winningham had photographed over three thousand structures, and the architect and photographer put the collection aside and moved on to other projects. Three decades later, after Sutherland had died, Winningham reopened his archive of Arkansas photographs, found his interest rekindled, and decided to return to the sites of the structures he had photographed. Most of the buildings, he discovered, had disappeared due to fires, storms, or neglect. But while Winningham was unable to find many of the structures he had photographed, what he did find were local people who remembered them. The stories of these local people join the original photographs in Of the Soil in a remarkable fusion that shows us much about the culture of the American South.
(In the Eyes of Our Children: Houston, An American City is...)
In the Eyes of Our Children: Houston, An American City is a remarkable vision of the fourth-largest, most ethnically diverse city in the United States. Houston is seen here, at this moment in its history, through the eyes of 132 elementary and middle school students, who worked with photography and printmaking to create this vision of their home and place in the world.
Geoff Winningham earned a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1965 from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and a Master of Science in Photography in 1968 from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.
Since 1978 Geoff Winningham has been a professor of art and photography at Rice University, previously serving as an associate professor of photography at the school (1969-1978). In 1968-1969 he was an assistant professor of photography at the University of St. Thomas in Houston.
Geoff Winningham has published ten books and completed three documentary films on a wide variety of subjects, primarily related to Texas and Mexican culture.
(In a work of sweeping breadth and beauty, Geoff Winningha...)2010
(In 1980, photographer Geoff Winningham and architect Cyru...)2014
(For more than five years award-winning photographer Geoff...)2003
(In the Eyes of Our Children: Houston, An American City is...)2017
(A collection of essays and photographs reflecting on Sout...)1999