"Stephen Berkman finds in the ambrotype an opportunity for theatrical fabrication, with history itself as a collaborator.” —Lyle Rexer, Photography's Antiquarian Avant-Garde
Artist and photographer Stephen Berkman will present an evening of his work, which employs antiquated photographic and optical processes. Berkman will also discuss his quixotic art in the context of the early history of the photographic medium, including phenomenology, spirit photography, and the technical processes used to achieve them. He presently resides on the faculty at the Art Center College of Design.
In conjunction with The Darker Side of Light.
Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.
Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.