Photo Lab


Photo Lab

ON DISPLAY MAY 1, 2015 - JULY 26, 2015
Large Blue Iris

Betty Hahn

Large Blue Iris, 1985

Cyanotype, hand-colored

Gift of the Roberta DeGolyer Estate

Museum number 1995.33.18


Arthur Wesley Dow

Untitled, circa 1895-1910


Museum purchase

Museum number 1997.21.4

The Photo Lab features photographs from the collection made with two historic processes: cyanotypes and albumen prints. Both were popular in the nineteenth-century and examples are on view by early practitioners including Francis Frith, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Arthur Wesley Dow. These processes have been revived by contemporary artists -- such as Rita Dewitt, Betty Hahn, Robin Hill, Jennifer Schlesinger, Nancy Sutor, and Zoë Zimmerman – whose work is exhibited alongside the earlier masters. Find out about these colorful photographic process and check out a selection of historic cameras, a comment board, touch-screen videos, books, and more!