Contemporary Ambrotypes

Maayan Kasimov, Rob Norton

Maayan Kasimov and Rob Norton are two contemporary photographers who work with ambrotypes, a photographic process used commercially between 1852 and the early 1880s that converts an under-exposed, wet-collodion glass-plate negative into a positive by backing it with a dark-coloured material.

Kasimov captures the communion that can occur between people and animals in her series “Companions”, while Norton offers an arresting glimpse into the personal world of two lovers in his series “From a Distance”.

Curated by Alice Dixon