Donald Camp on creating an archive of faces, his spiritual quest, and magic – On artblog radio
Donald Camp is a member of the Baha'i faith, and our interview with him involved talk about spirituality and seeking answers.  But in addition, Don told us about magic.  He is a trained magician, who learned his first tricks from his magician father.

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Since Don was 14 years old, he’s been pulling birds out of hats and making little balls of crumpled paper or rubber seem to levitate.  We know Don as an artist who shows his extraordinary photographs of  human faces at Gallery 339. Don is creating an archive of faces that are usually excluded in the telling of history.  There are no editions in Camp’s work – each print is an individual, like each individual is a unique person.  See his Wikipedia page for more about him, and for images, his Gallery 339 page. Images from our interview, held on Sept. 3, 2013, are at these Flickr sets here and here.

Donald Camp in his studio in West Philadelphia in 2013 during our podcast interview
Donald Camp in his studio in West Philadelphia in 2013 during our podcast interview

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Donald E. Camp, Man Who Hears Music, Andre Raphael Smith, Earth pigment and casein mono-print, 22” X 30”, 2006
Donald E. Camp, Man Who Hears Music, Andre Raphael Smith, Earth pigment and casein mono-print, 22” X 30”, 2006
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