Photo Lab


Photo Lab

ON DISPLAY MAY 1, 2015 - JULY 26, 2015
Large Blue Iris

Betty Hahn

Large Blue Iris, 1985

Cyanotype, hand-colored

Gift of the Roberta DeGolyer Estate

Museum number 1995.33.18

Here Nor There 13

Jennifer Schlesinger

Here Nor There 13

Negative 2011, print 2012

Albumen print, toned

Gift of Jennifer Schlesinger

Museum number 2013.38.1

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!