Kelly O'Neill

Preliminary Procedures : 4

Silver Gelatin Print (11x14 in.), 2014

This work is a meditation on how the photographic image has been used, manipulated, transformed, and adapted to fit a series of heterogeneous social structures, and what is left of the photograph after it has passed through these various forms of representation and truth. The work itself is a gelatin silver print created using a digital negative which was produced in Photoshop using PDFs of government manuals on camera operations and a scan of a microfilm of the New York Times from February 2,1968. By forcing all of these mediums and systems of photography into one traditional silver print the complexity and uncertainty of the photographic image can be brought to light.