Silver Portrait

Photos from the display “Silver Portraits” at Hove Museum (8 September to 15 November 2016).

Photojournalist Sean Hawkey uses wetplate collodion techniques to make photographic portraits with silver, a method invented in 1851 and already obsolete by the 1870s. This display of his images range from silver miners in Peru to people he meets on the streets of Brighton & Hove.

Photos by Martina Bellotto

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