Persistence of Vision

Stephen McNeill, John Bladen Bentley


Two film-based photographers explore a vanishing era in motion pictures and still photography. McNeill documents the Revue’s projection booth before its digital conversion, conveying details of the projectionist’s trade and nostalgia for a place where film once dominated. Bladen Bentley captures chance beauty using the tools of another age: a cumbersome view camera and the painstaking 19th-century technique of colour carbon transfer printing. Short documentaries about both artists complement the show.