Harry B. Houchins

Harry B Houchins is retired after a long career in photography. He experiments with alternative photographic processes such as Gum bichromate, Kallitype & Carbon.
From: Eugene, Oregon, USA.
Shows: Gum bichromates.

Harry attended the Institute of Photography & The School of Visual Arts in New York City during the 1960s. He worked in the darkrooms and studios of the New York fashion world and as an assistant director of YMHA Gallery of Photography until 1974 when he moved West to Oregon where he opened the Pearl Street Gallery of Photography and managed a darkroom rental facility.

In the late 1970s he became the University of Oregon’s photographer. In response to the sometimes overwhelming amount of black & white work, he taught himself the gum bichromate process. Using original texts he found in the U of O library he was successful after a period of trial and error.

Harry is retired now but continues his work in gum and is experimenting with new alt processes such as Gum bichromate, Kallitype & Carbon.

“Keep on keeping’ on…”


  • Email: hbhouchins (at) gmail.com

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