The statue “Dignity” captured in the historic wet plate collodion process of silver on glass.
I will be making prints and cabinet cards available to raise funds for the American Indian College Fund. I will also be donating the original plate to the South Dakota State Historical Society. Representative Tamara St. John from South Dakota was on hand to show support for this effort.
Dignity is a sculpture on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River near Chamberlain, South Dakota. The 50-foot high stainless steel statue by South Dakota artist laureate Dale Claude Lamphere depicts an Indigenous woman in Plains-style dress receiving a star quilt.
Carl Zeiss Tessar 300mm lens, f8, 2 seconds of exposure, 8x10” black glass ambrotype.
Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio was founded on October 4th, 2012 by Shane Balkowitsch.