A Campus in Focus: UNH Photographers

October 1, 1999 - March 3, 2000
Dale Valena, Museum Curator

This exhibition featured the work of Clement "Centimeter" M. Moran and his legacy of approximately 15,000 images of campus life from 1914-1940.

When Moran died in 1940, he left a void that would take almost a decade to fill by a new era of professional staff photographers. Examples of the fine work of Richard Merritt, John Adams, Gary Samson, Ron Bergeron, Doug Prince, and Lisa Nugent demonstrate the important role of the photographer as campus historian, artist, and technician.

Among the features were prints documenting university life, dark room chemicals, camera equipment, and a poster-size restoration print of the man responsible for launching the University's pictorial history.

Special thanks to Jennifer Carroll, Gary Samson, and Ron Bergeron for their curatorial contributions to this exhibit. Thanks also to the continued support of the Special Collections and Archives staff and intern Terry Tremblay.

The exhibit was made possible in part by the E. Ruth Buxton Stephenson Memorial Fund and we thank her family for their support.

  • Installation of UNH Photographers exhibit

    UNH Photographers Exhibit
    Wall of photographs by Clement Moran

  • UNH Students at winter carnival building train snow sculpture

    Winter Carnival Snow Sculpture, 1961
    Gelatin silver print by Richard Merritt

  • UNH Christensen Hall exterior

    Christensen Hall, 1972
    Gelatin silver print by John P. Adams

  • UNH Costumer and acting student

    Ruth Grossen, UNH Theater Department Costumer, and Actress Ana Lorenz, 1989
    Color Print by Gary Samson

  • Thompson Hall in the winter

    Thompson Hall After a Storm, 1994
    Dye sublimation print by Ronald Bergeron

  • UNH Mens Ice Hockey game

    Men's Hockey Team, 1998-99
    Color print by Lisa Nugent