Rachel Allan

Darkroom alchemist and appographer, collector and purveyor of snippets of light, Rachel was awarded a Master of Fine Art with distinction in 2013 from Dunedin School of Art, New Zealand, where she now lectures in photography and electronic arts. Her research engages with different modes of image production and their associated values and raises questions around the potential and expectations of image production in the 21st century by exploring the collision between the real and the simulated, the fetishization of processes, animals and objects. Her wide-ranging practice is embedded within a contemporary dialogue that examines the ritualistic act of photography in itself and extends from traditional, darkroom-based processes through to digital and alternative liquid photography.