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Bonnie Geller-Geld New School photographs

Identifier: NA-0029-01


Contact sheets, film negatives, and individual photographic prints by Bonnie Geller-Geld, documenting events and classes at The New School, circa 1986-1994. Events include performances, lectures, and panel discussions, and classroom scenes include students working on art and design projects, in music classes, and sitting in lectures.


  • circa 1986-1994



0.4 Cubic Feet (1 box)

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Contact sheets (8 1/2 x 11 in) and film negatives (35mm) documenting events and classes at The New School, circa 1986-1994. Most are labeled with event and date information, as well as with Geller-Geld's own job numbers. Events include performances, lectures, panel discussions, and more. Classroom scenes show students working on art and design projects, in music classes, and sitting in lecture-style classes. There are some images of students in other settings, such as in the library. There are several prints (8 1/2 x 11 in) of individual photographs. Some negatives do not have corresponding contact sheets or prints.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use. Please contact for appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

To publish images of material from this collection, permission must be obtained in writing from the New School Archives and Special Collections. Please contact:

Regarding copyright: The New School community may freely use these images in print, audiovisual, and online platforms. For individuals or organizations outside The New School, permission must be obtained from Bonnie Geller-Geld, who will apply a licensing fee. For inquiries, contact her directly at

Biographical Note

Bonnie Geller-Geld is a freelance photographer based in New York. During the period represented by this collection, The New School, along with a number of other organizations, hired her on commission to photograph events and activities. She also worked on assignment with the New York Times, the New York Post, PBS (Public Broadcasting System), and other media companies.

Geller-Geld has studied at the University of California, Berkeley; the University of California, Los Angeles; The City College of New York; and the Germain School of Photography. After 20 years of freelance photography work, she began teaching photography, English, and multimedia studies at the college and high school level. She retired in 2012. Since 1977, her work has been featured in 27 solo and group shows, largely in New York galleries.


Geller-Geld, Bonnie. Bonnie Geller-Geld website. Accessed October 12, 2022.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Bonnie Geller-Geld to the New School Archives in December 2021.

Bonnie Geller-Geld New School photographs
Jack Wareham and New School Archives and Special Collections Staff
October 11, 2022
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