[Hyphen] Americans, a series of contemporary tintype portraits by photographer Keliy Anderson-Staley, presents a diverse collection of American faces. Each individual is identified only by a first name, speaking to the role that photography plays in defining identity.
[Hyphen] Americans is on view in the Perspectives Gallery, Rm 299, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. through Feb. 26.
“They raise the whole question of photographic portraiture, of what exactly can be deduced about an otherwise unknown person from a mere picture of his or her face,” said author Geoffrey Batchen.
These tintype portraits were made in accordance with nineteenth-century recipes, using period brass lenses and wooden view cameras. The project is comprised of thousands of photos of a diverse array of contemporary Americans.
“At once contemporary and timeless, these portraits raise questions about our place as individuals in history,” said Anderson-Staley.
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