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From March 16 through May 3, the David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village (CT) will host an exhibition of early 20th century photography from the Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society. On March 16th, from 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Daniel Karp will lead an art talk on the progress of photographic technology.

Featuring newly printed and framed photographs from glass slide and silver nitrate film negatives, the exhibition includes images that grab the viewer’s attention: two women with a dog on Prospect Mountain with a full view of Canaan Mountain in the background; several women lounging at the Great Falls in August 1902 wearing black wool dresses; two men with fiddle and banjo; a jaunty black man, wearing a bowler, posing with a bicycle; an enigmatic hazy figure with hat and coat standing on a rock centered in front of the wide expanse of Great Falls; and a teacher with her students at the Beebe Hill Schoolhouse.

Daniel Karp has been involved in art and image making for most of his adult life, studying both film and photography at New York University. First coming to the region in the early 1990s to work with noted visual effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull, he then went on to spend 12 years working in an historical photo conservation lab where he learned the intricacies of vintage and alternative photographic processes. For 4 years he was a partner in a co-operative photography gallery in Western Massachusetts.

For 25 years he has worked as the camera operator with noted fine art photographer Gregory Crewdson. Throughout, he has made and shown images focused on documenting the landscapes and people in his life. Working with both film and digital cameras and utilizing various photographic processes from collodion wet plate to digital negatives, he has embraced all that photography has to offer.

Daniel has taught photography at Bard College at Simon’s Rock since 2014 as well as alternative processes workshops in various settings including the graduate photography program at Yale University. In addition to being a photographer Daniel has been an active musician, playing guitar and writing songs with various local bands. He also works as a location sound recordist for film and television productions. Daniel has made his home in The Berkshires of western Massachusetts since 1992.

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