Keliy has worked with the nineteenth-century wet plate collodion process for over five years. She received a BA from Hampshire College, in Amherst, MA, and an MFA†from Hunter College, in NYC. She has taught the tintype process at†The Center for Alternative Photography in NYC, at Hampshire College and at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME. She is a 2008 New York Foundation for the Arts Photography Fellow and she is a 2008 resident at the A.I.M. program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Ms. Anderson-Staley is also completing "Off the Grid, Unplugged in the Maine Wilderness" a project that†focuses on twenty Maine families living in owner-built homes with solar and wind energyóThe series grows out of her own experience growing up in a log cabin in the Maine woods with no modern amenities.† Her work has been published in NY Magazine and many fine art photography magazines and is has been exhibited in California, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Oregon and Maine. She currently lives and works in Queens, NY.

"My interest lies in finding the unique visual markers of personality and in portraying faces that reflect the diversity of contemporary America. I hope to raise questions about photographic representation and the ways photography has shaped our conceptions of identity since its earliest days."


Note: Ambrotypes or Tintypes made with the nineteenth-century wet plate collodion photographic process. I use hand-poured chemistry that I mix myself, brass lenses, and an 8x10î wooden view camera to expose positive images directly onto a blackened surface.

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Ambrotypes

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Reine ©

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Tom ©


Tintypes

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Jenna ©

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Jesse ©

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Jessica ©

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Jovanna ©

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Justin ©

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Latasha ©

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Masa ©