Salt, Silver & Sun: Historic Processes by Photographers Today
March 11 - April 18, 2015
In response to today's ubiquitous presence of digital photography, a Renaissance is in vogue which explores many 19th century processes dating from photography's origins in 1838 by Louis Daguerre's use of metal plates in Paris and England's Henry Talbot Fox's calotypes dependent in part on sand, silver nitrate and sunlight shortly thereafter.
To call attention to the importance of historical processes currently practiced by many Maine photographers, Brenton Hamilton, photographer, photo historian and longtime MMW faculty member, has invited 15 artists to exhibit anthotype, carbon, collodion, cyanotype, gravure, paper calotype, platinum palladium and salted paper photographs as PhoPa Gallery's celebration of the 2015 Maine Photo Project.
Public Reception | Saturday, March 14, 3-5 p.m.
Talk by Brenton Hamilton on historical processes | Saturday, March 22, 2 p.m.