John Coffer, “Photographist”

March 19, 2009 - June 7, 2009

Upper Jette Galleries

This is the first solo museum exhibition of the contemporary photographer John Coffer, who has pioneered the rediscovery of early photographic techniques, particularly the wet-plate collodion process of the tintype. Coffer, who lives without modern conveniences in upstate New York, has made daily life his subject, documenting in loving detail the arduousness and joy of a reimagined nineteenth-century life. Works on view are drawn entirely from the museum’s Lunder Collection.