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Tintype Community Project

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This project aims to create meaningful portraits for families within the Buffalo community. The portraits will be created using the historic process of wet plate collodion, resulting in a tintype photograph. The project will be completed using a 4x5" view camera along with a portable darkroom. The opportunity is made availble to the public via partnerships with local community centers. It will include the neighborhoods of South, East and West Buffalo. The project will culminate in an art exhibition in the city. The goal of the Tintype Community Project is to create memorable portrait photograhs that will open up a dialogue across different communities. Participants that have their photograph created will be encouraged to attend the opening. Due to the cumbersome nature of the process, there will be a limited number of portrait opportunities. Check out the Question & Answer tab for more info or feel free to email Jeannine Swallow at A heartfelt thank you to everyone involved in this making this project a success. This project is grant funded and made possible by Arts Services Inc.

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This program is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Services Inc.

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