Dale Rio

Photographer
Cyanotype Poems
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Nationality: American
Biography: I am a photographer who has been shooting and printing my own work for nearly thirty years.  I received an MFA in photography from Pratt Institiute in 1996 and a Fulbright Travel Grant and the Miguel Vinciguerra Grant in 1997.  Since... MORE
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Cyanotype Poems
Copyright Dale Rio 2023
Updated May 2021
I have always sought to find a way to combine images with text using traditional photographic processes.  During quarantine, without the ability to process film and without darkroom access, I experimented with making abstract shapes with cyanotype chemistry and adding typewritten text to the resulting images.  Every aspect of the process was intuitive; from applying the chemistry to a large sheet of paper to choosing how to cut that paper down to 5x7 pieces to matching my own short written pieces to the patterns.  It's very different than the controlled way in which I usually work, but I actually really enjoyed the freedom in it!
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