Robert Burley: The Disappearance of Darkness
From September 20, 2014 through January 4, 2015 in Special Exhibition Galleries
The exhibition Robert Burley: The Disappearance of Darkness examines both the dramatic and historical demise of film-manufacturing facilities and industrial darkrooms. The photographs taken between 2005 and 2010 speak to sites and events related to the key corporations (Kodak, Agfa, Ilford). As an artist working in photography for the past thirty years, Burley has been both an observer and a participant in this radical transition. This exhibition addresses both the emergence of a new technology, which irrevocably changed photography, as well as the abrupt and rapid breakdown of a century old industry, which embodies the medium’s material culture.
Visit Photo in Flux --> Join the Conversation, Eastman House’s online space for dialogue in conjunction with the exhibitions Robert Burley: The Disappearance of Darkness and Innovation in the Imaging Capital.
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