Speakers: Contemporary daguerreotypists Ken Nelson, Jerry Spagnoli, Takashi Arai, Hengli Ge, and Dr. Mike Robinson (moderator)
In this panel, leading modern-day practitioners discuss their work, hopes, and the collecting market for contemporary daguerreotypes. Ken Nelson made his first daguerreotype 45 years ago and represents the old guard of contemporary daguerreotypists driving the resurgence of the medium. Jerry Spagnoli and Takashi Arai are daguerreian artists who have achieved international recognition for their work. Hengli Ge from China is a relative newcomer to the daguerreotype and approaches his work from an interesting perspective, in a country where few resources or information on the process exists. Dr. Mike Robinson is an artist-practitioner, teacher, conservator, and historian of the daguerreotype.
Presented at the 2021 Daguerreian Symposium on October 15, 2021.