Exhibition Details

Location: Doris and John Norton Gallery for the Center for Creative Photography
Dates: April 11, 2015
to October 18, 2015


This exhibition challenges the expectation that photographs are infinitely reproducible multiples. Typically photographs are printed from a negative or digital capture, and can be produced in editions ranging from a few prints to several hundred. However, some photographic processes – including daguerreotypes, tintypes, and Polaroid prints – produce only a single, one-of-a-kind object.

In other cases, artists choose to use materials in a way that produces a unique artwork, such as sculpting and collaging with or painting and drawing on photographs. The exhibition will include works from the entire history of the photographic medium, from the 1840s to the present day.  Unique photographs by David Emitt Adams, Pierre Cordier, Betty Hahn, Chris McCaw, Joyce Neimanas, Susan Rankaitis and Andy Warhol will be included.

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Image Credits

Left: David Emitt Adams, b. 1980. Organ Pipe, 2012. Wet-plate collodion tintype Center for Creative Photography: University of Arizona: Anonymous Gift © David Emitt Adams
Right: Robert Fichter b. 1939. untitled, June 1976. Gelatin silver print. Center for Creative Photography: University of Arizona: Gift of the artist © Robert W. Fichter

Exhibition Sponsor

One-of-a-Kind: Unique Photographic Objects from the Center for Creative Photography is organized by The Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum.

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