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On Site: "PAST PLACES ON PORTRIGA ", photographs by Margaret McCarthy, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on June 30, 2016 at 11:44 pm

Pyramids of Sun and Moon, Margaret McCarthy

As many photographers and artists know, the materials at hand for making art can be a unique source of inspiration. So it is with Margaret McCarthy’s series of photographs now exhibiting at the Red Filter Gallery.

After  recently moving my studio, I re-discovered early prints of mine made on Agfa’s Portriga Rapid paper – once renown for its remarkable shadow detail and the richness of its maximum density black or “d-max”.  These travel images recall for me my time of discovering and falling in love with the magic of photography as I learned its craft; and I can now see that I was always drawn in my travels to places of antiquity.  I love digital processes and the creative freedom and expansion they give me; yet these prints on Portriga are something “other” to me and not necessarily meant to be compared with digital materials.  Simply put, they are from a different world."

Now through July 31

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

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