|Born: John Karl Hillers |
Other: Jack K. Hillers
|Dates: ||1843 - 1925|
Photographed John Wesley Powell‘s second expedition down the Colorado River, he also photographed native Americans and the Grand Canyon.
Mautz, Carl, 1997, Biographies of Western Photographers. A Reference Guide to Photographers Working in the 19th Century American West, (Nevada City: Carl Mautz Publishing) [Δ]
Readings on, or by, individual photographers
Darrah, William Culp, 1949, ‘Beaman, Fennemore, Hillers, Dellenbaugh, Johnson, and Hattan‘, Utah Historical Quarterly, vol. 17, no. 1-4, p. 491–503 [Δ]
Fowler, Don D., 1972, Photographed All the Best Scenery': Jack Hillers' Diary of the Powell Expeditions, 1871–1875, (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press) [Δ]
Fowler, Don D., 1989, The Western Photographs of John K. Hillers: 'Myself in the Water', (Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press) isbn-10: 0874744415 [Δ]
Fowler, Don D., 2012, Cleaving an Unknown World: The Powell Expeditions and the Scientific Exploration of the Colorado Plateau, (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press) isbn-13: 978-1607811466 [Updated publication containing Hillers' diary and photography] [Δ]
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|John K. Hillers: Indian delegations|
|John K. Hillers: Landscapes of the American West|
|John K. Hillers: Native American settlements|
|John K. Hillers: Native Americans|
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|Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography.|| ||Go to website|
The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.
|• Lenman, Robin (ed.) 2005 The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Oxford: Oxford University Press) [Includes a short biography on John K. Hillers.] |
• Witkin, Lee D. and Barbara London 1979 The Photograph Collector’s Guide (London: Secker and Warburg) p.162-163 [Long out of print but an essential reference work - the good news is that a new edition is in preparation.]
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