Hattersley, Ralph

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Ralph M. Hattersley, Jr. (1921-2000) was born on March 31, 1921 in Montana. He grew up in Conrad, a city in the northwest part of Montana. After graduating from high school, Hattersley spent a year studying art at the University of Washington. He left the school to attend Montana State College in 1941. Two years later, Hattersley joined the U.S. Navy. While in the navy, he attended photography school in Pensacola, FL and served on the Atlantic Fleet Camera Party, spending most of his time in Trinidad. He was discharged from the navy in 1946. Upon returning to the U.S., Hattersley enrolled in the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute's (renamed the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1944) photography program. He graduated from the school in 1948 and began teaching in the Department of Photographic Technology. In 1949, he was offered a full-time faculty position, which he accepted. Having both an art and photography background, Hattersley taught photoillustration and art-based photography classes at the Institute for the next thirteen years. After teaching at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Hattersley moved to New York City. While there, he taught at various institutions including Columbia University, Pratt Institute, and the School of Visual Arts. He served as a contributing editor to Popular Photograph starting in 1957. Hattersley died on February 5, 2000. Selected works by Hattersley: Discover Your Self Through Photography, Photographic Printing, Photographic Lightning, Beginner's Guide to Photography, Beginner's Guide to Darkroom Techniques, Beginner's Guide to Photographing People, Beginner's Guide to Color Photography, Beginner's Guide to Color Printing, and Beginning Photography.

From the description of Ralph M. Hattersley contact sheets, negatives, and other material 1965-1986 (RIT Library). WorldCat record id: 757943348

Ralph M. Hattersley, Jr. (1921-2000) was born on March 31, 1921 in Montana. He grew up in Conrad, a city in the northwest part of Montana. After graduating from high school, Hattersley spent a year studying art at the University of Washington. He left the school to attend Montana State College in 1941. Two years later, Hattersley joined the U.S. Navy. While in the navy, he attended photography school in Pensacola, FL and served on the Atlantic Fleet Camera Party, spending most of his time in Trinidad. He was discharged from the navy in 1946. Upon returning to the U.S., Hattersley enrolled in the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute's (renamed the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1944) photography program. He graduated from the school in 1948 and began teaching in the Department of Photographic Technology.

In 1949, he was offered a full-time faculty position, which he accepted. Since Hattersley had a background in both art and photography, he taught photo illustration and art-based photography classes at the Institute for the next thirteen years. After teaching at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Hattersley moved to New York City. While there, he taught at various institutions including Columbia University, Pratt Institute, and the School of Visual Arts. He served as a contributing editor to Popular Photograph starting in 1957. Hattersley died on February 5, 2000.

From the description of Collection on Ralph M. Hattersley, 1955-2000. (RIT Library). WorldCat record id: 758999424

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Hattersley, Ralph,. Collection on Ralph M. Hattersley, 1955-2000. RIT Library, Wallace Library
referencedIn Stroebel, Leslie D.,. Leslie D. Stroebel photographs circa 1960-1970 RIT Library, Wallace Library
creatorOf Hattersley, Ralph. Hattersley, Ralph : [photography bio file]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Hattersley, Ralph,. Ralph M. Hattersley contact sheets, negatives, and other material 1965-1986 RIT Library, Wallace Library
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New York (State)--Rochester
New York (State)--Rochester
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Photography--Study and teaching (Higher)
Rochester Institute of Technology--Faculty
Arts--Study and teaching (Higher)
Photographers
Photography--Study and teaching
Occupation
Photographers
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Person

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