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Behind Documerica: Photographer Gary Truman

2012 February 3

“You’re capturing a slice of history, every time that shutter closes,” says Gary as our phone call comes to an end.

Documerica is full of stories; after all that was its intent.

Gary Truman was one of several graduate students who accompanied Flip Schulke to the quaint, German town of New Ulm, Minnesota in 1975. Flip knew Gifford Hampshire who was the life, energy, and vision behind Documerica. One of Flip’s contributions for the project was to head back and cover the life and environment; as Gary puts it, “in a town that adopted him.”

Documerica photo by Gary Truman

Taking his advanced students, some like Gary who were already working professionally, Flip asked for their ideas to cover this community. What resulted was a week of moments in a small American town; its births, its deaths, its churches and schools, its streets and its faces. Hundreds of photographs forever captured a slice of New Ulm’s history.

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10 Responses leave one →
  1. August 2, 2012

    thank to poster

  2. Spider permalink
    September 6, 2012

    Oh Happy Day! kiem toan

  3. tai bigone permalink
    October 9, 2012

    Very interesting to read this article.I would like to thank you

  4. dich tieng trung permalink
    December 25, 2012

    “Hundreds of photographs forever captured a slice of New Ulm’s history”, i completely agree with you.

  5. dich tieng trung permalink
    December 25, 2012

    “Hundreds of photographs forever captured a slice of New Ulm’s history”, i completely agree with you.

  6. iwin permalink
    January 24, 2013

    Fantastic blog.Much thanks again. Really Great.

  7. bigone permalink
    January 30, 2013

    Thanks! Oh Happy Day

  8. dragon permalink
    April 17, 2013

    great thank for share

  9. tai bigone permalink
    April 17, 2013

    He is truly a great man, respected, so sad

  10. girnvv permalink
    April 25, 2013

    thanks to poster

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