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Allen Dutton was born in 1922 in Kingman, Arizona. After leaving the Army in 1946, he went on to study painting and sculpture at the Art Center School in Los Angeles and earned a master’s in history with a minor in art from Arizona State University. He held a variety of teaching posts in public schools in Arizona, before joining the art department at Phoenix College in 1960, where he taught photography and later served as head of the department until 1982. In 1963 and 1964, he studied with Minor White, and has acknowledged this association to be one of the greatest influences in his photographic development. Allen is contemporary of Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander, Robert Heinicken and Frederick Somner, of which he worked with either via Aperture or through the 10 day workshops he held at Phoenix College. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris and the Corcoran Museum in Washington DC. He currently resides in Prescott, AZ.