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IO-1 Symposium

Mike Robinson gave a revelatory talk on the “Colours of the Daguerreotype”. The content of the talk is part of Mike’s PhD dissertation – “The Techniques and Material Aesthetics of the Daguerreotype” (DeMontfort University PhD in Photographic History) which will be of great assistance to all those making daguerreotypes.

Takashi Arai gave a fascinating and personal insight into his daily daguerreotype project and how it was influenced by the tsunami and the following reactor meltdown in Japan.

Alan Bekhuis gave an account of his daguerreotype portraits of Maori in New Zealand, and spoke about his mobile daguerreian darkroom facility.

Lyle Rexer, juror for the exhibit and author of the “Photography’s Antiquarian Avant Guard” gave a wider perspective with contemporary photographic art practice. It generated some lively discussion in the Q&A session afterwards, making it a perfect way to start the symposium.

Jillian Offenbeck from the Archive of Modern Conflict (one of the event’s sponsors) gave us an interesting insight into the collecting of contemporary daguerreotypes by Amc, something close to the heart of the event.

Our aim with the IO event is to help expand the genre – to have more people making more daguerreotypes. We hope by holding this annual event we can further what cdags.org does online, and we are already looking forward to next time: IO-2.

Links to the rest of Mike Robinson’s symposium talk (3 parts)
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Links to the rest of Takashi Arai’s symposium talk (3 parts)
Part 2
Part 3

Links to the rest of Alan Bekhuis’s symposium talk (3 parts)
Part 2
Part 3

Links to the rest of Lyle Rexer’s symposium talk (8 parts)

Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8



Scenes from the IO-1 symposium