Posted on May 15, 2014
As part of the Fotofocus, 2014 biennial photography festival in Cincinnati, Prairie Produced a collaborative photo project titled “If These Walls Could Speak” using the camera obscura, an ancient imaging device to create expressive images.
Opening Reception October 11, 6-9 pm
Prairie Gallery, 4035 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223
On Display through November 8
Open Saturdays 10-4
If These Walls Could Speak was a collaboration between Prairie and three different community organizations to create photography by converting interior spaces into camera obscuras. The camera obscura is an ancient imaging device which this collaborative effort used to project images of three different communities onto the interior walls of one building in each of the three communities. The camera obscura was used to literally turn these buildings into giant cameras. These projections were captured by participating students and assistants and will be shown in the gallery exhibit along with documentary and portrait photography created by students in this program.