Bringing together the work of eight international contemporary artists who apply historic photographic techniques to create innovative and unique artworks, Fundamentals would have been presented by Black Box Projects at Photo London 2020. The artists, many of whom work with handmade cameras, modified cameras, or no camera at all, are unified by their dedication to exploring the processes of the past and discovering novel approaches to factoring them into their practice, while redefining the very root of what photography can be.
This group of artworks includes such increasingly rare techniques as photograms, ambrotypes, cyanotypes, tin-types, wet-plate collodion prints and silver gelatin prints. In presenting these methods, Fundamentals provides an opportunity to examine why these rudimentary techniques have benefitted from a resurgence in popularity in today’s age of digital technology and social media.
Joanne Dugan, Adam Jeppesen, Timo Lieber, Chris McCaw, Steve Macleod, Liz Nielsen, Bruno V. Roels and Joni Sternbach.