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September 12 - October 17, 2015

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Calotype from the Greek “Kalós + type” meaning “beautiful picture” is also known as Talbotype, named after inventor William Henry Fox Talbot who announced the invention in 1840 and later secured a patent in England on February 8, 1841. Calotype refers to the paper negative image exposed in the Camera Obscura, (Latin for dark chamber), and later developing out the Latent Image. Although Scheinbaum works with modern chemistry and equipment, quite different from Talbot, his Calotype paper negatives are unique one-of-a-kind images. They are exposed on paper in an 8×10” view camera, chemically developed, and then toned for both permanence and effect.