William Wilson, of the Navajo Nation, is making his own kind of history, by using wet plate collodion process to produce portraits of Native Americans
November 19, 2013 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography
Second-year UNM law student Michelle Cook has her photo taken by artist William Wilson. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)
Via The Albuquerque Journal
William Wilson, of the Navajo Nation, is making his own kind of history, by using an old-style process to produce portraits of Native Americans.
Wilson held a public portrait studio this month on the University of New Mexico campus, using a large-format camera and the historic wet plate collodion process.
"The particular beauty of this old photographic process references a bygone era and the historic images that continue to contribute to society's collective understanding of Native American people," according to a news release.
Wilson's work will be on display at the Maxwell Museum at UNM through Jan. 31