Eric Johnson Collection of Ernest Bloch Photographs
Photographer Eric Johnson discovered the photography of composer Ernest Bloch (1880-1959) as an undergraduate at the University of Oregon in the 1970s. With the cooperation and encouragement of Bloch's children, he explored Bloch's photographic archive, then in the possession of Bloch's daughter Lucienne. Johnson documented his research in a 1972 article for Aperture magazine, "Ernest Bloch: A Composer's Vision." In 2009, Johnson gave the Library of Congress approximately one hundred prints that he printed from Bloch's negatives. These compliment the Music Division's Ernest Bloch Collection. Bloch's original photographic archive of more than 5000 negatives was acquired by the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona in 1978.