Untitled [From series of photographs of Alice Wells taken with Diana camera]; Fi...

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Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop

Name/Title

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.

Maker

Fichter, Robert

Maker Role

Photographer

Format

Mounted photograph

Date Made

ca. 1960-1970

Medium and Materials

Gelatin silver print (Chlorobromide)

Inscription and Marks

verso: [pencil] F445 AW 71:474:10

Measurements

image: 22.5 cm x 32.3 cm
overall: 27.9 cm x 35.3 cm

Subject and Association Keywords

1960s

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20th Century Photography

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gelatin silver

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Black and White

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Portraiture

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Alice Wells

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female figure

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Woman

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bikini

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Double Exposure

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Trees

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Diana camera

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toy camera

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plastic camera

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light leak

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multiple frames

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Chair

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Hat

Subject and Association Keywords

blanket

Credit Line

Gift from Alice Wells.

Object Type

Photograph

Object number

1971:0474:0010

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