PRESENTS: Cyanotype | PHOTOFAIRS

PRESENTS: Cyanotype

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.

JONI STERNBACH: Black Box Projects

JONI STERNBACH: Black Box Projects

ADAM JEPPESEN: Black Box Projects

ADAM JEPPESEN: Black Box Projects

ANSLEY WEST RIVERS: EUQINOM Gallery

ANSLEY WEST RIVERS: EUQINOM Gallery

DÉLIO JASSE: Tiwani Contemporary

DÉLIO JASSE: Tiwani Contemporary

HUGH SCOTT-DOUGLAS: Jessica Silverman

HUGH SCOTT-DOUGLAS: Jessica Silverman

HUGO DEVERCHÈRE: Galerie Dumonteil

HUGO DEVERCHÈRE: Galerie Dumonteil

JOANNE DUGAN: Black Box Projects

JOANNE DUGAN: Black Box Projects

MA QIUSHA: Beijing Commune

MA QIUSHA: Beijing Commune

MIKA HORIE: IBASHO Gallery

MIKA HORIE: IBASHO Gallery

NATALIE CHEUNG: Morton Fine Art

NATALIE CHEUNG: Morton Fine Art

SARAH IRVIN: Massey Klein

SARAH IRVIN: Massey Klein

TIMO LIEBER: Black Box Projects

TIMO LIEBER: Black Box Projects

TOM FELS: Atlas

TOM FELS: Atlas

ZHANG DALI: Pékin Fine Arts

ZHANG DALI: Pékin Fine Arts