Contemporary: Chris McCaw SUNBURN

Contemporary Photographer

The word “photograph” was first coined by Sir John Herschel (the same forefather of photography that gave us fix), pulling together greek words with the meaning “drawing with light”.  Featured as part of the Heavens exhibit running at the Nelson-Atkins through November 13th, photographer Chris McCaw has created stunning photographic light drawings, in effect burning the surface of each unique print (actually a paper negative) with the power and intensity of the sun.

Read and see more about his artwork at


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