Photo Lab


Photo Lab

ON DISPLAY MAY 1, 2015 - JULY 26, 2015
Talpa Pasture #2

Zoë Zimmerman

Talpa Pasture #2, 1990

Albumen print

Gift of Ellen Levine

Museum number 2006.27.3 Zoë Zimmerman

Spectre Infante

Zoë Zimmerman

Spectre Infante, 1997

Albumen print, toned

Gift of Nora Anthony

Museum number 2006.33

The Photo Lab features photographs from the collection made with two historic processes: cyanotypes and albumen prints. Both were popular in the nineteenth-century and examples are on view by early practitioners including Francis Frith, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Arthur Wesley Dow. These processes have been revived by contemporary artists -- such as Rita Dewitt, Betty Hahn, Robin Hill, Jennifer Schlesinger, Nancy Sutor, and Zoë Zimmerman – whose work is exhibited alongside the earlier masters. Find out about these colorful photographic process and check out a selection of historic cameras, a comment board, touch-screen videos, books, and more!