Biography

San Francisco-based photographer Chris McCaw produces unique, direct contact photographs utilizing the platinum/palladium process. Constructing his own large-format cameras, McCaw uses gelatin silver photographic paper, which he exposes to the sun for varying lengths of time. The resulting prints bear the sun’s marking: etched scratches and holes, and traces of its path across the sky. McCaw’s photography is included in many public and private collections including: George Eastman House International Museum of Photography, Rochester, New York; Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, Texas; The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California.

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