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Conducted by Holly Stuart Hughes, Independent Editor, Writer & Grant Consultant, Former Editor-in-Chief, PDN, on behalf of CENTER.

Photo of Shawn Michelle Smith

An Interview with Shawn Michelle Smith

You’ve written a lot about the history of photography and its relationship to shifting ideas about race, identity, and citizenship in 19th and 20th century America. You’ve also written about African Americans who were making and also commissioning daguerreotypes and cartes de visite before the Civil War.      The work of nineteenth-century African American […]

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Photo of Will Wilson

An Interview with Will Wilson

With your Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange [CIPX] project and the Talking Tintypes app, you’ve used a 19th century wet-plate process to make portraits that challenge 19th century representations of Indigenous people.  Why did you feel this vintage process was the right medium?  The historic wet-plate collodion process evokes history and embeds my contemporary work with meaning that […]

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