About: Proof: The Byrd Williams Family Photography Archive

Proof: Photographs from Four Generations of a Texas Family

Customers who came to Byrd Photo to have their portrait made would invariably be presented with a proof—a photo print they could see before they placed their order for additional photographs. The Williams Collection is filled with photo proofs like these, but it’s filed with proofs of another kind as well-- proof of four lives spent in an unceasing attempt to capture our world, through the lens of a camera, as well as through the artifacts of their own lives. Over 190 images from the collection, as well as letters and other family mementos, are curated by Byrd Williams IV in the book Proof, available in fall 2016 through UNT Press: https://untpress.unt.edu/catalog/3718.

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This exhibit ran from
Monday, August 29, 2016 to Thursday, December 15, 2016

Organizational Credits


  • UNT Special Collections

Last updated date

October 14, 2016

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