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 - 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 - 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 - Top Hat, Front Parlour
John Dugdale
Top Hat, Front Parlour
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

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

John Dugdale - Self-Portrait with Ancestors
John Dugdale
Self-Portrait with Ancestors
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1990, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

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

John Dugdale - Life's Evening Hour
John Dugdale
Life's Evening Hour
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1998, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

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

John Dugdale - Nameless Lissisitude
John Dugdale
Nameless Lissisitude
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1999, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

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

John Dugdale - The One Who Awakens
John Dugdale
The One Who Awakens
Albumen Photograph
2002
10 x 8 inches

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

John Dugdale - Alvin's Torso
John Dugdale
Alvin's Torso
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1995, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

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

John Dugdale - Shady Breakfast
John Dugdale
Shady Breakfast
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
2000, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

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

John Dugdale - Parlor Figure
John Dugdale
Parlor Figure
Platinum Photograph
1994
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated, and # 9/10 on print 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 - 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 - My Spirit Tried to Leave Me
John Dugdale
My Spirit Tried to Leave Me
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1994, Printed 2010
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 2/6 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 Portfolio
John Dugdale
John Dugdale Portfolio
Platinum Photographs
Portfolio made in 1996
12 x 10 inches

Twelve 12 x 10 inches matted photographs. Signature, title, and date, in ink, on verso; also with the title on the reverse of the mat.

Internationally renowned photographer John Dugdale creates poignant and stirringly intimate imagery using 19th century photographic processes and a 19th century aesthetic. 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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