19th Century Wet Plate Photography: A History and Demo

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Huntington Memorial Library

Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY 13820

Oneonta, NY 13820

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Interested in the most popular method of photography during the mid-1800s? Spend the evening with us to learn more!

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Join artist and art educator Kevin Gray for a discussion about the history of the most popular method of photography in the mid-1800s: wet plate collodion. This process was used to create glass plate negatives, ambrotypes, and tintypes, and was the main photographic technique used during the American Civil War. This lecture and presentation will also include a live demonstration of the making of a tintype using traditional chemicals and methods.

Kevin Q. Gray is an artist and art educator living in Cherry Valley, NY. He has been a fine art photographer for twenty years, working in a variety of processes ranging from film to digital and even 19th century wet plate. He has exhibited widely in the central NY region and won many awards for his work. Kevin is also the Manager of Arts Education at Fenimore Art Museum where he oversees docents who provide guided tours and creates and coordinates public programs.

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Huntington Memorial Library

Huntington Memorial Library, 62 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY 13820

Oneonta, NY 13820

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