Untitled [From series of photographs of Alice Wells taken with Diana camera]; Fi...
Untitled [From series of photographs of Alice Wells taken with Diana camera]About this object
Robert Fichter is an American photographer known for combining drawing and photoengraving processes into his work. He has titled this technique Print-Photo-Fusion. Fichter studied under Jerry Uelsmann and Henry Holmes Smith, who both had a significant impact on his work. In 1966, Fichter met Nathan Lyons and ended up working for him at George Eastman House as an assistant curator until 1968. Lyons started Visual Studies Workshop in 1969, and Fichter has since maintained an association with VSW. Fichter has also been a professor at a number of schools throughout his career.
This gelatin silver print is from a series that Fichter did of Alice Wells, taken with a Diana camera. There was a deformity in the film roll allowing for the strange light leakage that occurred. Fichter liked this so much that he continued to put film on the original canister to replicate the results. This image is also a multiple exposure.
Mounted photographDate Made
ca. 1960-1970Medium and Materials
Gelatin silver print (Chlorobromide)Inscription and Marks
verso: [pencil] F445 AW 71:474:10Measurements
image: 22.5 cm x 32.3 cm
overall: 27.9 cm x 35.3 cm
Gift from Alice Wells.Object Type
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