Contemporary Daguerreotypes




Alyssa C. Salomon is a photographer and sculptor who explores the use of photographs as objects through which we narrate our everyday lives. She came to daguerreotype making in 2000 in her quest for the ultimate photographic object. Daguerreotypes are physical: you hold the weighty thing in your hand. Daguerreotypes are precious: made with pure silver, sheets of copper, and gold chemistry. Daguerreotypes transcend reality: their luminous forms appear to float in space behind glass.

Salomon was awarded the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship in 2000 and has been a four time fellow at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Her recent solo show "The Imagined Life of Things: Fifteen New Daguerreotypes" was up through January 2002 at Astra Design, Richmond, Virginia. Salomon became an artist member of 1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, in 2001.

Alyssa Salomon
3409 Hawthorne Avenue
Richmond,VA 23222