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In Camera: John Chiara’s American Landscapes

Chiara’s unique process, which is to be exhibited by Next Level gallery in Paris, produces one-of-a-kind large-scale prints.  His approach consciously recalls the early days of the medium when artists dealt with heavy, awkward equipment and endured long exposure and development times. The design of the cameras, which is much like daguerreotype box cameras, allows the artist to simultaneously shoot and perform his darkroom work while images are recorded directly onto oversized photosensitive paper. This process, which Chiara first discovered as a student in 1999, invites anomalies in his final prints, “adding to the mystery and lyricism of his pictures,” the gallery said in a statement. John Chiara received his B.F.A. in Photography from the University of Utah in 1995, and his M.F.A. in Photography from the California College of the Arts in 2004. He was an Artist in Residence at Crown Point Press in San Francisco throughout 2006, and at Gallery Four in Baltimore during 2010. In 2011 he was included in the prestigious San Franciso gallery Pier 24’s Photography group exhibition, HERE. The artist’s work is …


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