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Film, Video Expressive Dimensions of Photographic Paper

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Title

  • Expressive Dimensions of Photographic Paper

Summary

  • Photo conservator Paul Messier discusses how to better understand the materials used by photographers so that preservationists can better interpret them and care for them. Texture, gloss, color, and sheet thickness -- the defining characteristics of photographic paper -- meaningfully contribute to the visual impact of a photograph. Each of these dimensions were routinely communicated in marketing materials and, for the working darkroom photographer, marked directly on paper packages. Experienced photographers gained fluency manipulating these dimensions, encoding in their prints meaning and intention. Measured and contextualized, these features form the basis of a new approach to understand and interpret prints. Past and ongoing projects demonstrate how these data, aggregated and shared across collections, can address vital scholarly questions of attribution, working practices, stylistic development and spheres of artistic influence.

Names

  • Library of Congress
  • Library of Congress. Preservation Directorate, sponsoring body

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2016-07-12.

Headings

  • -  Education
  • -  Science, Technology
  • -  Photography, Marketing, Dimensions, paper

Notes

  • -  Classification: Bibliography, Library Science, Information Resources (General).
  • -  Classification: Technology.
  • -  Paul Messier.
  • -  Recorded on 2016-07-12.
  • -  Librarians, Archivists.
  • -  Researchers.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021690244

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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Credit Line: Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Preservation Directorate. Expressive Dimensions of Photographic Paper. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -07-12, 2016. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021690244/.

APA citation style:

Library Of Congress & Library Of Congress. Preservation Directorate, S. B. (2016) Expressive Dimensions of Photographic Paper. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -07-12. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021690244/.

MLA citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Preservation Directorate. Expressive Dimensions of Photographic Paper. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -07-12, 2016. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021690244/>.