A Glimpse at Hand-Printed Photography in the Digital Age
Gallery 270’s second annual “The 21st Century Handmade Print” exhibition, now on view in Englewood, New Jersey, features five artists and examines ways to sustain the craft of photographic printing in the digital era. The modern and contemporary photographers included employ both photographic techniques and print methods to emphasize and complicate their images, resulting in dramatic photographs of studied light, movement,
Several of the works are by artists from the early 20th century, including
By contrast, once said of The Unmade Bed, “one morning I got up and that was the way my bed looked, and I threw my hairpins in it.”
One of three contemporary photographers in the show,
These artists show the range of possibilities possible from careful mastery of their craft. Traditional techniques have long provided them and others the ability to capture the world in ways we wouldn’t otherwise know are possible.
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