Brittany Nelson Receives Creative Capital Grant

Jan 15, 2015 / by General News / Cranbrook Academy of Art

Congratulations to Brittany Nelson (Photography ’11), who recently received a $50,000 Creative Capital Grant for her project, Alternative Process.

Creative Capital funds innovative moving images and visual art projects and artists from across the country. This year, they funded a total of 46 projects – selected from a pool of more than 3,700 applicants.

According to Nelson, “Alternative Process involves removing the silver from darkroom paper, using photographic chemicals to create form without a subject or a camera, finding the integrity in an unrecognizable material, and transforming the metallic properties of historical photographic processes. For this body of work, Nelson selects excerpts from her experiments with photographic materials, then creates hi-res scans to capture the highly toxic and constantly changing state of the material. The results are large-scale images presented in a tableau style. Processes such as Tintype, Daguerrotype, Mordancage and Halochrome will be explored thoroughly and in a way only allowable through the merging of chemical and digital technologies.”