D2D featured in THE NEW YORKER, Photo Booth (June 13, 2015)

Excerpt of interviews with eight photographers in FROM DARKROOM TO DAYLIGHT published in The New Yorker’s Photo Booth

The photographer and filmmaker Harvey Wang began taking pictures in middle school in the early nineteen-seventies, shooting his Queens neighborhood on a Nikon camera and developing film in a darkroom in the basement of his house. For more than twenty-five years, he continued to shoot the people and streets of New York and wider America in black-and-white film; then, like many professional photographers, he transitioned to shooting in color and, eventually, to digital. In a new book, “From Darkroom to Daylight,” Wang interviews fellow-photographers and other renowned photo-world professionals about their experiences navigating technological changes in the medium. Some, such as Sally Mann, have continued to rely on early photographic processes; others, such as Stephen Wilkes, have eagerly embraced the possibilities of digital. Below are excerpts from Wang’s conversations with those and other artists, accompanied by images that embody each of their photographic practices. The aim in initiating these dialogues, Wang writes in the book’s introduction, is to find out “if other photographers’ worlds were turned upside down when they stopped mixing chemicals and isolating themselves in the dark.”


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