Marydorsey Wanless

Marydorsey Wanless is a photographer and educator from Kansas, USA shows her Mordancages, Tri colour gum and Tintype portraits.
From: Topeka, Kansas, USA.
Shows: Mordancages, Tricolour gum and Tintypes – modern.

Marydorsey Wanless is a fine art photographer, visual artist and educator living in Topeka, Kansas. She recently retired as an Associate Professor Emerita of Photography, Art Department, Washburn University where she taught black/white darkroom photography, alternative processes, and advanced digital photography.

Her work incorporates personal experiences combined with alternative photographic processes. She has exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally; and has received many awards, including the Grand Prize in the SoHo Gallery’s alternative photography show, The Krappy Kamera Exhibit 2009. Her work has been published in SilverShotz 2009, Art Buzz 2010, Plates to Pixels Magazine, Visual Overture Magazine, Lightleaks, Shots, and Feminist Media Studies, Images are found in the 2nd edition of Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity by Michelle Bates, Gum Printing by Christina Z. Anderson, Anthotypes: A Darkroom in Your Garden by Malin Fabbri, Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes and 3rd edition of The Book of Alternative Processes by Christopher James.

She received a Bachelors of Science in Art Education with teaching certification in 1971, and a Masters of Arts in Interior Design in 1972, both from University of Missouri at Columbia. She completed a Masters of Fine Arts in Photography from Kansas State University in 2009.

Photographer is also featured in:

Alternative Photography: Art and Artists, Edition I



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