Perpetua: The UAH Journal of Undergraduate Research


College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences


Art, Art History, and Design


For the past two years Emily Pate re-searched early historical photographic processes and how they are interpreted to gain historical knowledge of the past. The challenges of this project included understanding historic photographic processes that are not commonly used in today’s society, and how those photographs can provide historical insight. In the spring of 2013, Pate began an ongoing research project to explore photographic materials and their history through found negatives and undeveloped film. She then began to plan the process of documen-tation, research, and archiving the photographs, as well as the photographic techniques used. The images she works with are possibly missing from any other archive and could show something not previously recorded.



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