Robert Burley: The Disappearance of Darkness

Robert Burley: The Disappearance of Darkness
Library Shelf Location 18.BURL
Publication Date 2012

Over the past decade, photographer Robert Burley has traveled the world documenting the abandonment and destruction of film-based photography, namely, the factories where film was produced and the labs that developed it. Burley's atmospheric large-format photographs transport viewers to rarely seen sites where the alchemy of the photographic process was practiced over the last century, from the Polaroid plant in Waltham, Massachusetts to the Kodak-Pathe plant in Chalon-sur-Saone, France, the birthplace in 1827 of photography itself. As both fine art and documentary,
The Disappearance of Darkness is an elegiac reflection on the resilience of traditional art forms in the digital era and a vital commemoration of a century-old industry that seems to have disappeared overnight.

ISBN 9781616890957
Quantity 1
Pages 160pp
Author Robert Burley
Format Hardback
Publisher Princeton Architectural Press
Related Artist Robert Burley
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Photography
Keywords analogue photography, Documentary photography, Industrial photography, Post-industrial, Industrial Decline
Related Country/Global Region Canada
Related Gallery Ryerson Image Centre
Artist's Nationality Canadian
Language English

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