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Dafna Gazit

During the last few years, I have dedicated myself to the research and practice of the first commercial photographic process: the Daguerreotype.

In the Daguerreotype process, the image is made directly on a mirror like silver-iodide plate. It is developed either with mercury fumes or with direct sunlight filtered with red gelatin. The Daguerreotype cannot be duplicated and is very fragile and can be rubbed off with a finger. When viewing it, it has to be angled to reflect some dark surface in order to view the image positively.

My practice involves all the stages of production, thus I completely recreate the entire process as it has been done in the 19th century.


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