Allison Rossiter, "Dassonville Ebony, expired March 1961, processed in 2012, #7", 2012, unique digital c-print diptych, each panel 10x8". Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery.

Alison Rossiter, “Dassonville Ebony, expired March 1961, processed in 2012, #7″, 2012, unique digital c-print diptych, each panel 10×8”. Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery.

Alison Rossiter

I have worked with the materials and processes of light sensitive, gelatin silver based photography since 1970. In 2003, I volunteered in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Conservation department under the auspices of Nora Kennedy, the brilliant conservator, learning that conservators knew a lot more about materials than many photographers did. The darkroom is essential to my work process, whether it involves traditional methods or simple experimentation, and with this work I coax images out of these long, forgotten expired photographic papers.

Alison Rossiter (New Jersey) attended the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her work has been exhibited at Yossi Milo Gallery (NYC), Stephen Bulger Gallery (Toronto, Canada), and Art 45 (Montreal, Canada), among others. Her work is owned by private collections such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Canada, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Getty Museum. Her work has been featured and reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Artforum.

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