A Lost Lens
American Vernacular Photography
May 11 -June 19, 2010
May is National Photography Month, and Red Bank FrameWorks is proud
to present the debut of our gallery space with this unusual exhibition.
The FrameWorks Gallery specialises in works on paper, photography, and
From images once abandoned and discarded, this selection of anonymous
vintage photography presents characters and settings in a mysterious
instant from long ago. Like a single motion picture still, there is
no beginning or end, challenging the viewer to decide the story being
While they may lack the technical and artistic ambition of "fine
art", these amateur exposures instead capture the feeling and soul
of a moment lost in time. A visual capsule of expression, these images
preserve the exhuberance, melancholy, and mystery that first inspired
someone to press the shutter.
FrameWorks Gallery will present these original photographs from the
1910s - 1950s in original "found" frames that are indicative
of the era in which they were taken. Also on view are larger versions
of the images. These are printed on archival rag paper using a dedicated
monochrome carbon pigment process.