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Photography Lecture Series: Binh Danh
Binh Danh emerged as an artist of national importance with work that investigates his Vietnamese heritage and our collective memory of war. His technique incorporates his invention of the chlorophyll printing process, in which photographic images appear embedded in leaves through the action of photosynthesis. His newer body of work focuses on nineteenth-century photographic processes, applying them in an investigation of battlefield landscapes and contemporary memorials. A recent series of daguerreotypes celebrated the United States National Park system during its anniversary year. His work is in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The DeYoung Museum, the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Center for Creative Photography, the George Eastman Museum, and many others. He is represented by Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA; and Lisa Sette Gallery in Phoenix, AZ. He teaches photography at San Jose State University.
*All Photography lectures are free and open to the public. Please note that all lectures will be held virtually on Zoom for the Spring 2021 semester.
Image: Binh Danh, Giant Camera and Seal Rocks, daguerreotype, 10" x 8," 2014