The Perry Photography Collection

The painter Heinrich Hoerle, painting the Boxing Champion Hein Domgörgen, who stands nearby as a model

Georgetown alumnus Jeffrey S. Perry (C’1982, Parent’2015), a member of the Georgetown University Library Board, has made extraordinary gifts of vintage photographic prints to the Library for use in teaching and research. Beginning in 2010, Mr. Perry gave the first of his annual donations, and the collection now totals over 574 images.

With more than two dozen American and European artists, the collection is primarily 20th-century in scope. The collection includes global aerial landmarks by Marilyn Bridges; avant-garde Germany viewed by Ilse Bing and August Sander; World War II Russia captured at the front by the prominent photojournalist Dmitri Baltermants; and much more. There is in-depth representation of important American street photographers such as Joel Meyerowitz, as well as mid-century American portraits and domestic groups by Doris Ulmann and Michael Disfarmer. This wonderful array of historic photographs provides a rich resource for students in history, art history, museum studies and other fields of study.