From Darkroom To Digital

January 2 – January 31, 2015


Habitat__for webBefore the advent of the digital camera, most photography was created through the time-consuming, technically demanding process of the darkroom, using enhancement techniques like solarization, hand-tinting, and superimposition to express artistic vision. Over the past ten years, the wide availability of smartphone cameras and applications for manipulating images have revolutionized the way fine art photographs are conceived.

This fascinating exhibit, curated by Michele Taylor-Hamilton, contrasts darkroom-processed images from the Center’s photography collection, acquired from the 1960’s through the 1990’s, with digital photographs captured and edited on an iPhone by contemporary photographer Dave Webb, allowing viewers to observe and reflect on the results of this change for themselves.

Join us for a reception open to the public on Friday, January 9 from 7 to 9 pm during the Davis Downtown Second Friday ArtAbout.

Photographers represented:

Jeffery Briggs, Stephen Bristow, Hedi B. Desuyo, Hal Faulkner, Lloyd Fergus, Kurt E. Fishback, Lynda Frese, Geoffrey Fricker, Mary Gottwals, Margery Mann, David Posther, David Robertson, Rob Saecker, Larry Snyder, Jim Sylva, Kathryn Sylva, and Dave Webb