This series of wet plate collodion tintypes examines the role that photography has played in defining identities since its earliest days. Like the photographers of the 1850s, Anderson-Staley uses hand-poured chemistry that she mixes herself according to original recipes, period brass lenses, and wooden view cameras to expose positive images directly onto blackened aluminum and glass. In this project she engages issues of photographic representation and the history of photographic technology.
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