Daniel Ranalli


A photogram is conceptually quite simple, consisting of the forms recorded by the action of light on sensitized paper without the intervention of camera or lens. Such cameraless images are by no means a recent development in the history of photography, having appeared virtually as soon as an image could be retained by the action of light on silver salts. Ever since the experimentation of William Henry Fox-Talbot, who by 1839 had coined the term photogenic drawing, the photogram has provided the means for a wide range of photographic expression, from Man Ray’s Dadaist Rayograms, to the work of numerous contemporary ...

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