I found just one Lancaster City venue this Labor Day weekend that will feature photographs on this First Friday, September 4th, but it sounds like a good one. Stop by if you can.
220 North Prince Street
5 – 9 pm
“Water and Wonder: Vintage Photographs Collected and Curated by Erin Waters”
A nostalgic end of summer collection to elicit smiles and wonderment. Enjoy this collection of vintage photos presented in a variety of display formats which highlight the amazing historic details of the original work which revolves around aquatic themes.
Erin Waters is a full-time photography dealer based in Lancaster, PA. She loves all sorts of vintage images, from daguerreotypes to snapshots. She works in the business with her father Dennis, an expert in daguerrreotypes and her brother Casey, a daguerreotypist and restorationist. Waters has collected photographs since she was eight years old.
Waters has a degree in Russian Studies from Hamilton College. Her honors thesis,Cataloguing Empire: Photographic Typologies in Late Imperial Russia (1839-1917), explored the work of William Carrick and Sergei Prokudin-Gorski in conjunction with the history of photography and ideas of empire in Russia. She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Russia, where she conducted an oral history and photography project with older Russian women. Waters has a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from New York University. Her masters thesis, Art and the Other: Collecting the Vernacular and the New Photo History, is both an historical overview of vernacular photography’s place in art museums as well as an investigation into the views of collectors, curators, and dealers. She has spoken on daguerreotypes and interior photography at conferences
Waters sells at shows around the country as well as on eBay, Etsy, and her family’s website. You can visit her locally at her space in warehouse C at Building Character in Downtown Lancaster.