‘Nineteenth Century Photography in Columbia County’ | The scene

by David Sokosh and Lisa Weilbacker

The CCHS presents the third series of spring 2022 conferences:

‘Nineteenth Century Photography in Columbia County’

a zoom discussion by David Sokosh & Lisa Weilbacker

Join Lisa Weilbacker and David Sokosh as they examine early photographs from the CCHS collection, discuss their place in photographic history, and share information about the county residents depicted in the photos. Sokosh will also show examples of his new images, created using 19th century photographic processes.

Artist David Sokosh is a photographer who lives and works in Claverack, NY. He creates photographs using the 19th century processes of cyanotype and wet collodion (tintype) and makes artist’s books using letterpress printing and cyanotype. His current project: “Things That Look Like the MOON (but are not the moon)”, consists of portfolio prints and a limited edition handmade artist’s book printed entirely with cyanotype. Other projects include: “Objectified in the Time of Covid” and “John Rogers in the 21st Century, Contemporary Issues Seen Through a 19th Century Lens”. In Clinton Hill, Brooklyn Sokosh was previously director of the Underbridge Pictures gallery, which specialized in painted and photographed images of architecture. While in Brooklyn, Sokosh worked with a number of nonprofits, including the Fort Greene Park Conservancy and the Clinton Hill Society, and served on the boards of both groups.

Sokosh’s artistic work is included in the permanent collections of the Polaroid Corporation; the Kinsey Institute; St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, FL; Shelburne Museum, Vermont; Pfizer; and others; her work is represented in Hudson by the Carrie Haddad Gallery.

Lisa Weilbacker is Curator of Historical Collections and Properties at the Columbia County Historical Society. She is currently the Acting Executive Director of CCHS.

The conference will be followed by an exchange of questions and answers.

Saturday March 19 at 4:30 p.m. via ZOOM

​**NOTE: TICKETS ARE STRICTLY LIMITED

ZOOM LINK will be emailed after payment

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