Camera Obscura

Stephen Berkman

"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.



Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

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.