AUSTIN, Texas—In the late 1950s, Austin Van Dogh was born in Fort Worth, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.
He spent much of his youth living in a trailer park and spent his weekends working as a carpenter.
In 1965, Van Googh started photographing his family and friends and documenting his life.
By the time he turned 70, Van Doogh had amassed a collection of nearly 6,000 photos and video images that included a handful of his own films, including The Big Fat Gypsy, My Fair Lady, The Man Who Fell to Earth, The Graduate, and a few others.
His photos, which he kept in a safe place in his basement, became the cornerstone of the Austin Van Googh Photography collection.
Van Goigh also became a director, having appeared in his films and documentaries, including All in the Family, The Color Purple, and the 1968 feature film, The Great Escape.
Van Gooigh died in 2006, but his collection of work lives on in an undated and unedited collection of photographs.
AUSTON Van GOGH, ARIZONA AUSTin, Texas (AP) Austin VanGogh is one of the most iconic photographs of all time.
From his early years in Fort Wayne to his final years in Austin, his photographs capture the city of Fort Wayne, the state of Arizona, and his family in the early days of the oil boom.
The photos have been preserved as a part of the collection of the Texas State Historical Society and are now housed at the National Archives in College Station.
Today, it’s one of only two Texas museums to have its own Van Goighe Photography exhibit.
This exhibition opens Tuesday and runs through May, with more than 100 works available for viewing.
The exhibition features work by more than 80 photographers, including the city’s first African-American and Mexican-American photographers, artists and film makers.
They include David Johnson, who worked on the film that established Van Googhe as an international icon; Charles M. St. Laurent, who shot the first photographs of the city; and Michael J. Lacey, whose photos have inspired generations of photographers.
Among the highlights of the exhibition: the first ever Van Goohgh portrait of Fort Bend County sheriff, Bob Taylor, who became an icon of the region; the first shot of a Van Gooth painting by photographer Bill R. Gorman; the photo of Van Goheim and Van Gohei in their native Brazil; and the final shot of Van Doohogh at age 100.
Austin Vangogh, ARZONA (AP/AP) What do Austin Van,goghs friends and family say about him?
“My father was a very religious man.
He prayed three times a day.
He was an alcoholic, and he had a temper.
I think the best compliment I can give is that I am not good at saying things in public.”
– Austin VanDogh, son of Austin and Sarah VanGoogh, who grew up in Fort Bend, Texas.
“Austin was a great, gentle, loving man.
Austin never made fun of anyone.
He had a very hard work ethic.
I always thought that he would be the greatest photographer in the world.
But he never had the opportunity to do so.”
– David Johnson in his memoir, A Little Bit of Truth.
“My mother was always telling me to be humble and give back to the community.
She had a lot of courage, and I learned to respect that.”
– Texas Gov.
“A great deal of my life, I had to learn how to deal with the pressure and the demands of being a photographer.
That’s why I’m so grateful to have been able to share this collection with the world.”
– Van Gohogh in his book, The Texas Story.
“We never went anywhere without a camera.
If I could take my life in my hands and do it in an hour, I’d take that picture every time.
And then I’d never stop.
But I know it’s not that easy.”
– Michael J Lacey in his documentary, The Last Train.
“I’m sure I’ll never be able to get back to those days of shooting from my house.
I’ve been too busy with work and my family and my friends and my kids to even consider going out to the place I grew up and shooting.”
– Charles M St Laurent in his feature film on Van Gohams life.
“Every photo he took, he had the right balance of expression and emotion.
And his heart is in the right place.”
– Audrey L. Doss in her book, A Long Way to the West.
“He didn’t take any shortcuts and he knew exactly what he was doing.
I don’t know if that’s the most beautiful thing about a person.
They’re not always the most skilled or the best-informed