John Dugdale - Self Reliance
John Dugdale
Self Reliance
Cyanotype Photograph
1998
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 3/12 on print verso

John Dugdale - Cascade
John Dugdale
Cascade
Cyanotype Photograph
1999
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 1/12 on verso

John Dugdale - Peonia
John Dugdale
Peonia
Cyanotype Photograph
1998
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 6/12 on verso

John Dugdale - Luminous Glass
John Dugdale
Luminous Glass
Gelatin Chloride Photograph
1996, Printed 2007
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 1/12 on verso

John Dugdale - Bed Chamber
John Dugdale
Bed Chamber
Gelatin Chloride Photograph
1994, Printed 2007
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 1/12 on verso

John Dugdale - Revere Thyself
John Dugdale
Revere Thyself
Gelatin Chloride Photograph
1998, Printed 2007
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 1/12 on verso

John Dugdale - Mourning Tulips
John Dugdale
Mourning Tulips
Gelatin Chloride Photograph
1999, Printed 2007
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 1/12 on verso

John Dugdale - Houston Magnolia
John Dugdale
Houston Magnolia
Gelatin Chloride Photograph
1996, Printed 2007
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 2/12 on verso

John Dugdale - Summer Bath
John Dugdale
Summer Bath
Gelatin Chloride Photograph
1993, Printed 2007
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 1/12 on verso

John Dugdale - Spirit Eye
John Dugdale
Spirit Eye
Gelatin Chloride Photograph
1998, Printed 2007
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 1/12 on verso

John Dugdale - My Spirit Tried to Leave Me
John Dugdale
My Spirit Tried to Leave Me
Gelatin Chloride Photograph
1994, Printed 2007
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 2/12 on verso

John Dugdale - I Could Not See to See
John Dugdale
I Could Not See to See
Gelatin Chloride Photograph
1994, Printed 2007
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 1/12 out of an edition of 12 on verso

John Dugdale - Vespers
John Dugdale
Vespers
Cyanotype Photograph
1999
8 x 10 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/12 on print verso

John Dugdale - Empire Chair in The Gloaming
John Dugdale
Empire Chair in the Gloaming
Gelatin Chloride Photograph
1994, Printed 2007
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 8/12 on verso

John Dugdale - Circle of Sarsen
John Dugdale
Circle of Sarsen
Cyanotype Photograph
1995
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 5/12 on print verso

John Dugdale - The Oversoul
John Dugdale
The Oversoul
Cyanotype Photograph
1998
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 3/3 (artist proof) on print verso

John Dugdale - Manley
John Dugdale
Manley
Cyanotype Photograph
2009, Printed 2009
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/6 on verso

John Dugdale - Three Compotes c.1850
John Dugdale
Three Compotes c.1850
Cyanotype Photograph
2008, Printed 2009
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/6 on verso

John Dugdale - Persephone
John Dugdale
Persephone
Cyanotype Photograph
2009, Printed 2009
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/6 on verso

John Dugdale - 12 Avril 1894
John Dugdale
12 Avril 1894
Gold Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/6 on verso

John Dugdale - Lilies of the Valley
John Dugdale
Lilies of the Valley
Gold Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/6 on verso

John Dugdale - The Artist's Models
John Dugdale
The Artist's Models
Gold Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2000, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/6 on verso

John Dugdale - Noble and Tender Heart
John Dugdale
Noble and Tender Heart
Gold Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/6 on verso

John Dugdale - As I Struggle to Understand
John Dugdale
As I Struggle to Understand
Gold Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/6 on verso

John Dugdale - Prayer Life
John Dugdale
Prayer Life
Gold Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1995, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/6 on verso

John Dugdale - March Daffodil
John Dugdale
March Daffodil
Gold Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1995, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/6 on verso

John Dugdale - The One Who Awakens
John Dugdale
The One Who Awakens
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2005
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 1/6 on verso

John Dugdale - La Maison de Photographie
John Dugdale
La Maison de Photographie
Cyanotype Photograph
1996
10 x 8 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 2/10 on print verso

John Dugdale - Tabletop with English Brass
John Dugdale
Tabletop with English Brass
Cyanotype Photograph
1998
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 9/12 on print verso

John Dugdale - Figs and Pomegranates
John Dugdale
Figs and Pomegranates
Cyanotype Photograph
1997
14 x 11 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 6/10 on verso

Internationally renowned photographer John Dugdale creates poignant and stirringly intimate imagery using 19th century photographic processes and a 19th century aesthtic. At the age of 33, Dugdale had a transformative experience of nearly total blindness due to a stroke and CMV retinitis, an HIV related illness. Completely blind in his right eye, Dugdale found himself seeing with less than twenty percent visibility in his left eye. While blindness ended his successful commercial photography career, he found himself free to explore his fine art, using friends and family members as studio assistants. He unconventionally works with some of photography’s first techniques from the 19th century by employing large format cameras, creating cyanotype prints, platinum prints, and using the albumen process which dominated photography from the 1850s to the 1880s. His 19th century sensibility emphasizes the poetics of his work and the transcendence of time and place, seemingly transporting the viewer to a different era. The stirring and poignant imagery is largely composed from memory and as Dugdale himself says, "The mind is the essence of your sight. It's really the mind that sees."

Born in 1960 in Connecticut, John Dugdale’s interest in photography started at the young age of twelve with his first camera that was a gift from his mother. Dugdale attended the School of the Visual Arts in New York City as an undergraduate where he majored in photography and art history. Dugdale would then become engaged in a successful decade long commercial career in photography working for such clients as Bergdorf Goodman and Ralph Lauren before losing much of his eyesight in 1993. Dugdale has exhibited in over 25 solo shows in galleries across the world and his work has been included in group shows at such museums as the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Miami Art Museum, while his photographs are included in such collections as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Dugdale has been inducted into the Royal Photographic Society in Bath and he has spoken on the BBC, NPR, at various universities and other public and private engagements where he continues to discuss his 19th century aesthetic and questions pertaining to what it means “to see."

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