For the glory of the Empire - print; photogravure using Kodak Photo Resist (KPR)

Description:
Alyson Hunter's print reflects on London's identity as Britain's capital city. The Albert Memorial and the terraced house are both distinctive London features inherited from the 19th century. By juxtaposing them, Hunter comments on the different legacies of London's imperial past. This print was created using an unusual technique that combines photography and etching. Hunter first started using the technique in 1971. After creating a printing plate from an existing photograph, she then worked on the plate to heighten the contrast and alter the emphasis of the original. The process uses a chemical called K.P.R. (Kodak Photo Resist), which is now unobtainable because it is considered harmful. Hunter stopped using this technique after 1987.
Production Date:
1973
ID no:
MoL_92.171/1
Object Size:
24 x 35.5 cm (pm) 43 x 52.5 cm (sheet)
Maker:
Hunter, Alyson Stoneman
Copyright:
© Alyson Hunter

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