SCENIC DAGS

BINH DANH

ARTIST & EDUCATOR

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, Corcoran Art Gallery, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the M.H. de Young Museum, the Harry Ransom Center, the George Eastman House, 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 Tempe, AZ where he teaches photography at Arizona State University.

DAGUERREOTYPES

 

PROCESS

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.

CONTACT

For inquiries regarding commissions or other information:

www.binhdanh.com

info@binhdanh.com

For acquisition-related inquiries, please contact one of the following galleries:

San Francisco:
Haines Gallery
49 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
T: 415.397.8114
www.hainesgallery.com
info@hainesgallery.com

Phoenix:
Lisa Sette Gallery
210 E Catalina Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85012
T: 480.990.7342
www.lisasettegallery.com
sette@lisasettegallery.com