For Immediate Release
Cemetery Walker, a pop-up exhibit of collodion plates and silver chloride prints by Euphus Ruth will be held during PhotoNola at 811 Piety Street, New Orleans. Opening reception: December 12, 6-9pm Exhibit hours: December 13 & 14, 2019, 11am-6pm Cemetery Walker is a continuing photography project featuring wet-plate collodion positives aka ambrotypes and tintypes, along with silver prints from large and ultra large format collodion and film negatives. Exhibition talk Thursday night. Impromptu talks on Friday & Saturday. In addition to the Thursday night reception there will be viewing hours on Fri & Sat from 11am-5pm each day. This show is in a private residence. Street parking may be limited.
Euphus Ruth is a photographer who has lived most of his life in the small city of Greenville, Mississippi where he is currently based. He is basically self-taught except for workshops on historical processes of wet and dry plate collodion. Ruth’s work can also be seen at “A Gallery for Fine Photography” in New Orleans and in his home studio in the Mississippi Delta.
“Ruth often chooses as his subject matter things and places that are forgotten or half-remembered. His photographs harken back to a particular Southern past characterized by the gothic and macabre.” – Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art