The Disappearance of Darkness

The Disappearance of Darkness

Photography at the End of the Analog Era

Book - 2012
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Grand Central Pub
Over the past decade, photographer Robert Burley has traveled the world documenting the abandonment and destruction of film-based photography, namely, the factories where film was produced and the labs that developed it. Burley's atmospheric large-format photographs transport viewers to rarely seen sites where the alchemy of the photographic process was practiced over the last century-from the Polaroid plant in Waltham, Massachusetts to the Kodak-Pathé plant in Chalon-sur-Saône, France, the birthplace in 1827 of photography itself. As both fine art and documentary, The Disappearance of Darkness is an elegiac reflection on the resilience of traditional art forms in the digital era and a vital commemoration of a century-old industry that seems to have disappeared overnight.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Princeton Architectural Press ; Toronto : Ryerson Image Centre, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 175 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 x 28 cm
ISBN: 9781616890957
Branch Call Number: 771.409 Bur
Additional Contributors: Ryerson Image Centre (Toronto, Ont.)


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings


Find it at BPL

To Top