Over the past twenty years, remarkable and much loved artist John Dugdale, working in a state of near-blindness, he has created a photographic body of work that is both tranquil and timeless. Dugdale’s theme is one of survival and triumph of the creative sprit—diagnosed with HIV over twenty years ago, and struck nearly blind as a result—the artist was moved to explore new and innovative ways of seeing. Influenced by imagery from the nineteenth century, Dugdale began using a large format camera to produce classic cyanotypes—a rustic process invented in 1842, capturing friends, family, still life and landscape.
Dugdale has had a number of solo exhibitions including Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, ClampArt, New York City, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, Washington, Il Ponte Contemporanea, Rome, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, and the Houston Center of Photography, Houston, Texas, among others.
Courtesy of the Artist