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Preview: Galina Kurlat at Peveto Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery on November 11, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Inherent Traits 22
Inherent Traits 22 by Galina Kurlat

Inherent Traits is a unique project by rising photographer Galina Kurlat in which she set out to photograph herself a hundred times over the course of a year, compiling slight variations in gesture, expression and posture in Ambrotypes (wet collodion glass plates) and prints.

Ambrotypes were introduced in the 1850’s, and involves coating a glass plate with collodion, then sensitizing it by dipping it into a bath of silver nitrate. While the plate is still wet it is placed in the camera and the photograph is created. The exposed plate is then quickly developed, fixed, and dried in order to create the Ambrotype, a positive image on a sheet of glass.

Because self portraiture is often physically and emotionally uncomfortable, the Ambrotype’s quick process tends to produce a more honest approach to this often deceptive practice.

 

November 7 – December 7, 2013

 

For more information: Peveto Gallery

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