John Dugdale

John Dugdale is nearly blind now as the result of AIDS-related illnesses. Losing most of his sight provided an opportunity for John Dugdale to explore photography in a different way, using simpler, 19th century photographic techniques that have actually heightened his singular vision. His deeply personal work balances the sadness and hope of contemporary existence. Dugdale’s cyanotypes are characterized by an intense blueness. The photographs focus on essentials – family, friends and a few beloved objects. Several self-portraits are also included in the exhibit.