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News Release — September 4, 2006

Ransom Center Announces Curator of Photography

The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center announces the appointment of David Coleman to the position of Curator of Photography.

Coleman has worked at the Ransom Center for 10 years, most recently as Associate Curator. From 1996 through 2002, he worked as a Research Associate and Assistant Curator.

"I have relished the professional opportunities I have had thus far at the Ransom Center," said Coleman. "I am honored to now be the chief curator for such a fine collection of photography—one that I look forward to developing further through major exhibitions, publications, and programs."

Coleman played a key role in the Center's Arnold Newman acquisition. "I am very excited about our newly announced acquisition of Arnold Newman's archive, and I hope that we can build upon it through a selective, but ambitious, collection development strategy."

Coleman earned his Ph.D. in art history in 2005 from The University of Texas, with a specialization in the history of photography. His dissertation focused on Henry Peach Robinson's photographs, and he used the Ransom Center's collection to support his research. Coleman previously worked at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York while earning his M.A. in art history at Hunter College.

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