Wednesday, July 18, 2012

[Hyphen]-Americans: Tintype Portraits

[Hyphen]-Americans: Tintype Portraits by Keliy Anderson-Staley at Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, IL. "...a series of tintype portraits made with chemistry mixed according to nineteenth-century recipes, period brass lenses and wooden view cameras. Composed of thousands of portraits, the project is a broadly diverse collection of American faces. Each individual - identified only by a first name - defiantly asserts his or her selfhood, resisting any imposed or external categorizing system we might bring to these images. At once contemporary and timeless, these portraits raise questions about our place as individuals in history, and the role that photographic technologies and the history of photography have played in defining identity." More... Works by Keliy Anderson-Staley at her personal site.


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