Sid Kaplan American, b. 1938


After graduating from The School of Industrial Arts, Sid worked from 1956 until 1962 at a series of nondescript minimumwage jobs in the photography industry. These years eventually led to a black-and-white printer’s position at Compo, the premiere custom lab in Manhattan. At Compo, Sid printed for some of the greatest photographers of the last 50 years.

In 1968 Sid left Compo to become an independent printer. He has made more than 91,000 images, not counting the bad rolls of film he decided not to keep.

The Rose Library at Emory University, Atlanta, GA récently purchased Sid Kaplan’s negatives, contact sheets, and two copies of all of the images.

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