Welcome to PRESENTS: Cyanotype. The first in a year-long series of online initiatives, this digital showcase presents some of the finest artists working with the cyanotype photographic printing process today.
The cyanotype printing technique has a rich history dating back to the mid 19th century. Developed by the pioneering English chemist and photographer John Herschel in 1839-42, cyanotype became a popular process for engineering plans (hence blueprints). Artists saw its potential as a means of exploration and have continued to use it as a medium to deconstruct and reconstruct our understanding of photography.
Stemming from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, the 16 chosen artists all strive to transcend conventional ideas and practices to help redefine, question and further the photographic medium. Each of these visual pioneers shares PHOTOFAIRS’ vision of celebrating and championing the multiplicity of photography.
While our physical fair in Shanghai might be cancelled for 2020, this exhibition aims to further our promise to be a platform presenting and promoting the most innovative voices and galleries working in photo-based art. After what has been a challenging year, we hope PHOTOFAIRS Presents will support and rally those at the cutting-edge of the photographic medium.
All works in this exhibition are for sale. Details of each artwork - including print type, size and price - can be found on each caption. Click on each image to view the caption. Gallery contacts for direct enquiries are included in individual gallery pages. Available to view until 4th September.