Art and Design hosts William Dunniway exhibition

Posted: January 12, 2014

work by William Dunniway

Photographer: William Dunniway

The Department of Art and Design is proud to present a retrospective by artist William Dunniway.

William Dunniway is an internationally recognized master of historical photographic processes. In the early 1990s, he was one of a handful of working artists in the world using cameras and chemical processes from the pre-American Civial War era. Along with Dunniway, these individuals mentored artists such as Sally Mann and Ian Ruther, leading to the revival of these techniques in the contemporary art world. His students included Hollywood celebrities, National Geographic photographers, Pulitzer Prize winners, and leading international cinematographers.

Dunniway is an acknowledged authority in rare optics by early American lens makers and field use of photography by itinerate photographers of the 1850s-1880s. His work has appeared internationally and is held in many provate collections.

When his first published book, William Dunniway: The Collodian Photographer (self published), was acquired by the George Eastman House, the Reference Librarian commented that his body of work is unique to the photographic world. There are no other examples of scholarship of this kind in written form.

On display during the Opening Reception, will be a period 18" x 22" mammoth plate camera as well as an example of a tintype and glass plate negative produced by Dunniway.

Dunniway’s work can be seen at these links, herehere and here.

The exhibition William Dunniway: A 20 Year Retrospective, curated by Anthony Caltabiano, is on view starting in late January and closes in February. The opening reception is Tuesday night, January 21 from 6:00-8:00pm. A lecture by Dr. Elaine McLemore will be held at 5:00pm in Duke Lobby.


William Dunniway: A 20 Year Retrospective, January 20 - February 6, 2014, Duke Gallery, Azusa Pacific University, 701 E. Foothill Blvd, Azusa, CA 91702

Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.