Binh Danh received his MFA from Stanford University. His technique includes chlorophyll printing, a process he innovated, wherein he embedded photographic images in leaves via photosynthesis. His newer body of work focuses on the daguerreotype process, with subject matters including American Civil War battlefields and the national parks.
His work has been included in important exhibitions at museums across the country, as well as in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The New York Public Library, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the M.H. de Young Museum, the Harry Ransom Center, the George Eastman Museum, and the National Gallery of Art. In 2012, he was a featured artist at the 18th Biennale of Sydney, Australia. He is represented by Haines Gallery in San Francisco, CA and Lisa Sette Gallery in Phoenix, AZ. He is based in San Jose, CA where he teaches photography at San Jose State University.
In 1839, Louis Jacques-Mandé Daguerre publicly announced the daguerreotype, the first photographic process known to the world. To create a daguerreotype, a silver plate is made sensitive to light by fuming it over iodine and bromine vapor. The plate is then exposed to light in a camera and developed over warm mercury vapor to reveal the latent image. The daguerreotype is a very unique type of photograph. The image is composed onto a copper plate plated with a thin layer of pure silver. Since the image is not on a paper fiber support, a daguerreotype will outlast most any other contemporary photograph. Beautiful examples of nineteenth-century daguerreotypes (about 170 years old) are collected by museums all around the world.
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