Upon his death on March 25, 2022, award-winning photojournalist Dirck Halstead was honored with tributes to his life and career in the international news media, the likes of which are normally reserved for heads of state. He was beloved by the journalism community as much for his insight, charm, and friendship as his ability to get the shot. His work documented powerful stories and images that not only delivered important news to the public, but also recorded history.
In 1995, Dirck donated his life’s work to the Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin, where it is available for teaching and research. The Dirck Halstead Photographic Archive [https://txarchives.org/utcah/finding_aids/00311.xml] is a major part of the Briscoe Center’s Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Collection. To learn more about Dirck’s life and career, visit In Memoriam: Dirck Halstead.
In celebration of a remarkable man who was generous with his support of both student and professional photojournalists, the Briscoe Center seeks to honor Dirck’s last wish by establishing an internship in his name. But we need the help of his friends, colleagues, and students to do so.
I was fortunate to call Dirck a dear friend and colleague. With Dirck as a mentor, I learned what it takes to be a great photographer and a great newsperson. Now it is our turn to give back in memory of the man who helped so many throughout his career. I hope you will join me in honoring Dirck’s legacy by making a gift today.David Hume Kennerly
Pulitzer Prize winner and former chief White House photographer
Please enter “Halstead” in the search bar on the
giving page linked below to locate the Halstead fund:
The Dirck Halstead Internship will:
· expose interns to moments of history captured by a photographer’s lens.
· expand the understanding of photography as historical evidence.
· introduce interns to the practice of photographic archives management.
· help interns gain important pre-professional experience.
· and assist the Briscoe Center with preservation and access to the collections of photojournalists whose work is also at the center, many who were Dirck’s professional colleagues.
Thank you to our
Dirck Halstead Internship in Photographic Archives donors
Alyssa Adams, Jeffersonville, NY
Brien Aho, Liberty Hill, TX
David Barreda, Oakland, CA
Susan Biddle, Silver Spring, MD
Mary Bock, Austin, TX
Dennis Brack, Alexandria, VA
Ronnie Carleton, Cleveland Heights , OH
George Dickert, Bristol, VA
Bob Gomel, Houston, TX
Joan Gramatte, New York, NY
Kay Gregath, Nashville, TN
Jane Hilfer, Austin, TX
William Isenhower, Austin, TX
samy kamienowicz, Los Angeles, CA
David Kennerly, Los Angeles, CA
Douglas and Francoise Kirkland , Los Angeles, CA
Eleanor Koehl, Thousand Oaks, CA
Neil Leifer, New York, NY
Bill Lewis, Round Rock, TX
Lisa and Wally Maher, Scottsdale, AZ
Michael Martinez, Knoxville, TN
Welthy and Paul MYERS, PERU, VT
Matthew Naythons, Sausalito, CA
Allan Papkin, Burke, VA
Anne Rieschick, Pound Ridge, NY
Bob Riha Jr., Long Beach, CA
Layne Rowe, Bangor, ME
Rick Smolan , New York , NY
Paul Smolarcik, Washington, DC, DC
Dona Snead, Lawrence, KS
Shawn Soni, Raleigh, NC
Beverly White Spicer, Austin, TX
Dick Swanson, Gaithersburg, MD
Susan Theiler, Alexandria, VA
Diana Walker, Washington, DC
John Yang, Washington, DC
Patricia Young, Dallas, TX
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this list. If you find an error or an omission, please accept our sincere apologies and notify Morgan Skaggs firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before he died, my brother Dirck told me of his desire to keep his images and creativity alive for future generations by creating an internship in his name at the Briscoe Center for American History. I am committed to making his dream come true. Please help me fulfill Dirck’s last wish and fund the Dirck Halstead Internship in Photographic Archives.Anne Halstead Macpherson
HOW YOU CAN HELP
You can honor Dirck by contributing a gift today, at a level that is personally meaningful, towards the $100,000 needed to endow the Dirck Halstead Internship in Photographic Archives.
You can also help honor Dirck by forwarding, posting, and sharing information about the internship with others who may wish to honor Dirck as well.
Learn more about other ways to support the Halstead internship and the Briscoe Center. For assistance making a gift of appreciated stock, an IRA charitable gift transfer, or a grant from your family foundation or donor-advised fund (DAF), please contact Lisa Avra, Briscoe Center Chief Development Officer, at email@example.com or 512-731-2704.
All gifts to the Dirck Halstead Internship in Photographic Archives are considered charitable contributions to The University of Texas at Austin and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.