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Helen M. Stummer, American photographer. Certified teacher New Jersey. Recipient National Gracie Allen award, American Women in Media; fellow, New Jersey State Council on Arts, 1995, 2000, Geraldine Dodge Foundation, 1992.


Stummer, Helen M. was born on January 8, 1936 in Newark. Daughter of George and Regina Stummer.


Bachelor in Studio Art/Psychology, Kean University, 1977. Master of Arts in Visual Sociology, Vermont College/Norwich University, 1987.


Indiana photographer social documentaries, since 1972. Teacher sociology and art St. Anthony High School, Jersey City, 1982—1984. Teacher photography Scotch Plains (New Jersey) /Fanwood High School, 1984—1988.

Assistant professor photography Kean University, Union, 1988—1991. Lecturer County College Morris, since 1972. Leader photography workshops New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, New Jersey, 1988—2001.


  • Certified teacher New Jersey.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: No Easy Walk, Newark, 1980-1993, 1994, Out of Darkness, 1999, Out of Darkness, translated public in France, 2004. Represented in permanent collections Library. Of Congress, New Jersey History Society, New York History Society, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of City of New York, Newark Museum, Jersey City Museum, numerous private collections.

      Featured photographer (arts and entertainment magazine show) On the Scene, Channel 12 News correspondent John Bathke, 2006 (National Gracie Allen award, 2006).


Married Douglas W. Tatton, June 10, 1984. Children: Patricia Stuart, Nicholas Greulich, Jeanine Palotas.

George Stummer

Regina Stummer

Douglas W. Tatton

Patricia Stuart Stummer

Nicholas Greulich Stummer

Jeanine Palotas Stummer