R.C. May Photography Lecture: DAN ESTABROOK
R. C. May Photography Lecture Series: DAN ESTABROOK
Lecture: Friday, February 2, 4 p.m.
Singletary Center Recital Hall, FREE
Exhibition: January 13 to April 1, 2018
Dan Estabrook employs nineteenth-century photographic techniques and visual tropes to create intimate images that are both deeply personal and universal: the pangs of falling in love, the fear of loss, taking an account of one’s life. Like his historic predecessors, Estabrook’s work veers between a guise of scientific inquiry and more symbolic and poetic interpretations. He often alters photographs— adding paint or emulsion to salt prints, or cutting away parts of tintypes— so that each work is unique.
Born and raised in Boston, Estabrook received a BA at Harvard and an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and now lives in New York. He has exhibited widely and received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant and the Buhl Foundation, among others.
image credit: DAN ESTABROOK, Fever from the Nine Symptoms series, 2004, salt print with watercolor and ink. Courtesy of the artist.