INTRODUCTION

The digital age has transformed our way of taking, looking and experiencing both digital-born and traditional analogue photographs. Materiality Exposed explores the materiality of photography, defined through three key moments: the photographer’s experience of taking the photograph, developing the photograph and the photograph’s life once released to the world through its many forms.

From the darkroom, lightbox and photo album to screens and Instagram, as viewers we don’t often consider the stages of the photographic process that brought it into existence. Whether printed on paper or shared on a screen, our focus is drawn to the visual subject within images we are presented with.

Exhibited digital and digitised 35mm film photographs by Jessica Miller consider the changeable, flowing qualities of the image that encapsulate material, process and experience.


TAKING THE PHOTOGRAPH

A look into the experience of the photographer, their key influences when taking a photograph and the material practice of photography.


DEVELOPING THE PHOTOGRAPH

Post-camera production: explore the development process of getting to the final selected image.


LIFE OF THE PHOTOGRAPH

A photograph's existence in the material world. Consider the life of a photograph once it has been created, how it is used and displayed in its different forms.



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