“Columbus Landed, Columbus Fell”, with Allan Demaray and Lance Loken, wet plate collodion.
“Indigenous people north and south were displaced, died of disease, and were killed by Europeans through slavery, rape, and war. In 1491, about 145 million people lived in the western hemisphere. By 1691, the population of indigenous Americans had declined by 90-95 percent, or by around 130 million people." - Wikipedia
This wet plate is my attempt to address the genocide that has occurred in North America since Christopher Columbus landed on August 3rd, 1492.
Carl Zeiss Tessar 300mm lens, f4.5, 10 seconds of exposure, 8x10" black glass ambrotype using natural light through Northern facing windows and skylights at Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio, Bismarck, North Dakota.
Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio was founded on October 4th, 2012 by Shane Balkowitsch.