THE DARK ROOM: Celebrating a new generation of photographers who are using historical photo techniques as a tool for contemporary practice.
The Dark Room is a magical space where alchemy transforms photo paper into a tangible image from the depths of ones imagination. This group exhibition brings together artists working with photography, who are testing the boundaries of analogue media and alternative processes in a digital age. Juried by representatives from 918 Bathurst, Lonsdale Gallery, and Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, this exhibition creates a forum to showcase many processes of analogue and alternative process photography.
Analogue photo methods have forever affected our visual landscape. The traces and effects of analogue and alternative process photography have themselves created a visual language, the impact of which still marks the evolution of contemporary photography. Even in the current climate of hyper-real digital photography, new digital filters and mechanisms are being created to mimic the effects of analogue processes in an attempt to simulate these nostalgic, earthy and ineffable qualities.