Art 343b: Experimental Techniques| August 29 – September 7, 2017
Lionel Rombach Gallery | School of Art | University of Arizona
Reception: Thursday, September 7, 3:30 – 5:00pm
This advanced photography workshop course addresses the history, contemporary uses, theories
and aesthetics of one-of-a-kind (unique) alternative photographic prints. With a focus on refining
both technique and content, students produced enlarged digital negatives to use in combination
with chemical processes introduced in the 1840s. By the mid-late late 19th century, painters and photographers alike had embraced these processes and a new aesthetic movement began in reaction
to the overly ‘mechanical’ camera. The birth of art photography was championed by the Photo Secessionists, a group of artists experimenting with the medium who were more aligned with painting– moving the perception of the medium from ‘science’ to ‘high art’.
Fifteen images were selected from final portfolio projects produced during the spring semester in
a newly renovated experimental lab. A special thank you to our patrons who supported the project
and to the artists for lending their work for this exhibition.