Carmel Magazine

Summer/Fall 2020

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T he iconic Photography West Gallery in Carmel is one of—if not the only—galleries in today's digital world exclusively devoted to film photography. Founded by Carol Williams 40 years ago, and directed by her daughter, Julia Christopher, its redwood walls are illuminated by handmade originals from leg- endary masters of photography. Luminous rare gelatin silver landscapes by Ansel Adams, an intimate 1931 platinum portrait of Frida Kahlo by Imogen Cunningham, underwater nudes and sinuous sandscapes by Brett Weston, shadowy torsos by Ruth Bernhard, vibrant color Cibachromes of the American West by Christopher Burkett, and haunting split-toned gelatin silver photographs of churches and wetlands by Roman Loranc are just some of the treasures in the intimate space. "Now, more than ever, people really appreciate what we show at the gallery," says Director Julia Christopher. "All of the gallery photographers, (Left) Brett Weston, "Garrapata Beach, 1954." Vintage 8x10 gelatin silver photo- graph handmade by the artist (right) from 8x10 sheet film in the 1950s. (Bottom) Brett Weston room, featuring original gelatan silver photographs by the 20th century master photographer. 124 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S U M M E R / F A L L 2 0 2 0 Photo: © Brett Weston Photo: © Richard C. Miller Photo: Kelli Uldall

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