Marywood University is currently hosting a special historic photographic exhibition entitled The Lackawanna County Tintype Project— a project headed by artist Rebecca Daniels that includes individual, one-of-a-kind, tintype photographs of over 60 members of the Lackawanna community during the period of the ongoing global Covid pandemic.
This exhibition runs from March 4th to March 18th, 2022 in the Kresge Gallery located in the lobby of the Insalaco Center for Studio Arts. Hours: 10am-4pm daily.
These photos are produced through a process used as far back as the 1850s that involves applying chemicals to a plate of metal and taking the photo with a large, “old-timey” camera with bellows and a blackout cloth. This process produces photos with a hazy, vintage feel and looks that encourages viewers to reminisce on their own past and identity during this difficult time in our community and world’s history.
Follow this project online at https://www.instagram.com/lackawannatintype/