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Knaffl & Brakebill Photography Studio experiments with relief imagery

“RECENTLY I observed a peculiar behavior of a film of bichromated gelatine after it had been exposed to the action of light for a short time and then immersed into an aqueous solution of picric acid or sodium picrate and dried. “Those parts of the gelatine film which have been exposed to light are found […]

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Review: New Deal Photographs of West Virginia, 1934-1943

Please welcome guest author Roger May. May is a documentary photographer currently living in Raleigh, NC. He was born and raised in the Tug Valley region of southern WV and eastern KY. He’s currently enrolled in the Certificate in Documentary Arts program at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, where he’s also a […]

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I won’t take a picture unless the moon is right, to say nothing of the sunlight and shadow

Born on January 15, 1864 in Grafton, WV, Frances Benjamin Johnston transcended both regional and national notions about women’s place in the 19th century to become a pioneer in American photography and photojournalism, and a crusader with her camera for the historic preservation of the Old South. Through her active encouragement of women who wished […]

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