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Jim Fitzgerald is ‘Revealed in Carbon’ at LightBox gallery

Reception for exhibit held May 12 during Astoria Art Walk

Published on May 9, 2018 10:11AM

“Mushroom Skunk Cabbage Trail,” by Jim Fitzgerald

Jim Fitzgerald photo

“Mushroom Skunk Cabbage Trail,” by Jim Fitzgerald

A photo of alder trees on the Oregon Coast by Jim Fitzgerald

Jim Fitzgerald photo

A photo of alder trees on the Oregon Coast by Jim Fitzgerald

ASTORIA — LightBox Photographic Gallery hosts the opening reception of Jim Fitzgerald’s exhibit, “Revealed in Carbon,” 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 12 (during Astoria’s Second Saturday Art Walk).

Join us for an artist talk 4 to 5 p.m. immediately before the opening reception. For seating reservations, contact the gallery at info@lightbox-photographic.com.

Fitzgerald is a large- and ultra-large-format camera builder, photographer and educator living in Vancouver, Wash. He prints his images using the 150-year-old carbon transfer process in all of his work.

On this night, Fitzgerald will present a special book project that has taken 11 years to complete. The artist will discuss this project and share a series of carbon transfer prints in a limited-edition collection.

A self-educated photographer, Fitzgerald works exclusively in the monochrome carbon transfer process using in-camera negatives from his handcrafted cameras. Carbon transfer is a process perfected in 1864 and is a labor-intensive process that yields prints of the finest quality. The photographer has total control of image tonality due to the blending of pigments and manufacturing of tissue unique to the artist’s vision. Carbon prints require several days to produce one finished print.

Fitzgerald is one of a handful of artists who works exclusively in carbon transfer. He teaches carbon transfer printing in his home studio.

“Revealed in Carbon” will run through Wednesday, June 6. LightBox is located at 1045 Marine Drive. For more info on this exhibit and to enjoy past, current and upcoming exhibits, visit lightbox-photographic.com.


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