National Photography Month~ May 22

May Day by Kate Matthews

From the book The American Annual of Photography, 1911

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Matthews used that big bellows-style camera with glass plate negatives, black hood, and tripod for the rest of her life. She experimented with cameras that captured snapshots via automatic shutters, but she considered her photography an art and preferred to control light exposure with a lens cap. She also controlled every step of the development process in her own darkroom.
~Kate Matthews Collection, Photographic Archives, University of Louisville, KY

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