Robert Burley: The Disappearance of Darkness 2012
A traveling exhibition organized by the Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto/Curated by Dr. Gaëlle Morel

The exhibition Robert Burley: The Disappearance of Darkness examines both the dramatic and historical demise of film-manufacturing facilities and industrial darkrooms. The photographs taken between 2005 and 2010 speak to sites and events related to the key corporations (Kodak, Agfa, Ilford). As an artist working in photography for the past thirty years, Burley has been both an observer and a participant in this radical transition. This exhibition addresses the emergence of a new technology, which irrevocably changed photography, as well as the abrupt and rapid breakdown of a century-old industry, which embodied the medium’s material culture.  FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE: Photography in a Post-Photographic Age

Ryerson Image Centre     Canada Council for the Arts


The Disappearance of Darkness: Photography at the end of the analog era
Published by Princeton Architectural Press in association with the Ryerson Image Centre, 2012

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