OLD SCHOOL, NEW RULES

Showcasing photographers who use 19th and early 20th century processes to comment on contemporary issues and subjects, the exhibit highlights how these antique methods of artistic expression can still have powerful validity in today’s world.Despite, or perhaps because of, the readiness, ease and ubiquity of photography in the 21st century, there has been a movement of photographic artists who have turned to early processes like the tintype, ambrotype and daguerreotype to delineate their subjects, imbuing their work with a beauty and material quality not found in the photos made with social media and instant filters.

Things to do in St. Louis

  • 1. Poetics of the Everyday: Amateur Photography, 1890–1970. Read More
  • 2. Watercolor International at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild. Read More
  • 3. Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt. Read More
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