June 9, 2023

Artist Jesionowski Embarks on Road Trip for New Project

Rosemary Jesionowski, Associate Professor of Studio Art at UMW, is embarking on a three month road trip across the United States to practice the historic photographic process of albumen printing and to produce a new body of work using this process. The work produced will be site-specific and will be a continuation of Jesionowski’s investigation of place, land, and how we identify ourselves through location.

On the road, Jesionowski will capture the landscape using a 4×5 view camera.  Each stop will be between 1-3 days, allowing her time to process the film by hand and make site-specific albumen prints, using water from each area, and taking advantage of the sun’s position in each place.  These variables (water content, position of sun) will create variations in the final prints and will tie the prints to the land.

Upon her return, Jesionowski will have an exhibition of the final albumen prints and will produce a book of images.

Follow along on Instagram @great_albumen_tour