312 Valencia
San Francisco, California 94103

ADVANCE Black & White Photography by Alan Canner
Artist reception | Saturday, January 10th from 6-9 pm
Works displayed | 1-31, January 2009
Mina Dresden Gallery is pleased to install a selection of Black & White Photography by New York photographer, Alan Canner. These photographs were taken with three types of cameras; a Mamiya 6 which is a 2¼ medium format camera, a Holga, which is a $20 plastic camera with a plastic lens, and a pinhole camera (a box with no lens - just a hole the size of a pin) all using traditional black and white film. The negatives were printed on silver gelatin fiber-based paper. The photographs represent a variety of themes, many from different ongoing projects, e.g., death penalty, street photography, street vendors, and travel. Documentary photography, especially people, is Canner’s favored style. While on a trip through the northeast of India Canner’s cameras were stolen while boarding a train and he was left with only his Holga and pinhole cameras which compelled him to view things more in terms of form and light. In this digital age and even before, automatic cameras and processing make it very easy for pictures to be taken. As the world gets faster, it can be gratifying to slow down and think about the entire process. Black and white photography using traditional techniques permits this, making it a wonderful method of expression.

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Added by minadresden on January 2, 2009