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Outta My Light!: Picturing the Processes of Photography

North Galleries

December 5, 2008June 28, 2009


Image 1 / 4: Anna Atkins. Trichomanes Radians (Common Maidenhair Fern).

Image 2 / 4: Rondal Partridge. Calla.

Image 3 / 4: Outta My Light!: Picturing the Processes of Photography (installation view).

Image 4 / 4: Outta My Light!: Picturing the Processes of Photography (installation view).

Photography is not one medium; it is a technique with many processes. From photography’s inception with Fox Talbot’s paper negatives and Daguerre’s copper-plate Daguerreotypes, artists have always had a multitude of working methods to choose from to best express their ideas. This exhibition, drawn primarily from the Henry’s Monsen Collection of Photography, will consider a variety of photographic processes including carbon print, cyanotype, salted-paper print from a wet collodion negative, photogravure, and silver gelatin prints from cliché-verre negatives. Works by Hiroshi Sugimoto, Anna Atkins, Imogen Cunningham, Rondel Partridge, and others are featured.

Outta My Light!: Picturing the Processes of Photography is organized for the Henry by guest curator Bridget Nowlin
Featured artists: Hiroshi Sugimoto, Isaac Layman, Henry Holmes Smith, Roger Fenton, Anna Atkins, Imogen Cunningham, Rondal Partridge, William Drooke Harrison, Robert ParkeHarrison, Shana ParkeHarrison, Margaret Bourke-White
Image 1: Anna Atkins. Trichomanes Radians (Common Maidenhair Fern). 1843. Cyanotype Henry Art Gallery, Joseph and Elaine Monsen Photography Collection, gift of Joseph and Elaine Monsen and The Boeing Company, 97.12.
Image 2: Rondal Partridge. Calla. 1997. Unique platinum palladium print Henry Art Gallery, gift of Burt and Jane Berman, 2007.33.
Image 3: Outta My Light!: Picturing the Processes of Photography (installation view). 2009. Photo: Richard Nicol.
Image 4: Outta My Light!: Picturing the Processes of Photography (installation view). 2009. Photo: Richard Nicol.