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Harrison Branch Oral History Interview. February 23, 2015

Harrison Branch Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Mike Dicianna.

February 23, 2015

Location:  Valley Library, Oregon State University.

Harrison Branch (b. 1947) worked in the OSU Art department for forty years as a professor of Photography, beginning with his arrival in 1973 and concluding with his retirement in 2013. As an artist, Branch primarily used bellows cameras, often for large format projects, and as a researcher he investigated platinum-palladium printmaking and Platinotypes, among other topics. Branch likewise taught a variety of photography classes, including courses on the history and science of the medium. In his interview, Branch touches upon his evolution as a photographer, his interests in various technical aspects of the art form, and his experiences as a teacher over four decades at Oregon State.