A Guide to the Alan Pogue Photographic Archive
Alan Pogue was born in 1946 and grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas. He began his photographic career while serving in Vietnam in 1967. Since 1975 he has engaged in an ongoing project documenting the Texas Farm Workers Union. In addition, his socially concerned mission has led him to photograph in Texas prisons, in Cuba, in Iraq and Pakistan where he is documenting the condition of refugees and war victims, and in Latin America and the Caribbean. He is also a staff photographer for the Texas Observer in Austin. For many years Pogue was a student and friend of acclaimed documentary photographer Russell Lee, and this collection contains some of Pogue’s modern prints of Russell Lee negatives from the Center for American History’s Russell Lee Photograph Collection. Pogue’s many honors include a 1983 Texas Institute of Letters Dobie-Paisano fellowship, a CURE [Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants] Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002, and being named "Best Photographer" by the Austin [Texas] Chronicle, 1990-2005.
Collection includes prison inmate Lawrence Pope testifying before the Texas Legislature in 1974, documentation of a conference of the Farm Security Administrations photographers at the Amarillo Art Center in Amarillo, Texas, in 1979, postcards and a poster advertising shows of Pogue’s work, and modern prints by Pogue from vintage Russell Lee negatives.
Publication restrictions apply. Photographer retains copyright.
Alan Pogue Photographic Archive, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Detailed Description of the Collection