Stripped From The Archive
Ryerson 4th Year Thesis Project, Maximum Exposure at the Gladstone Hotel

The idea for Stripped From the Archive came from my fascination with digital image manipulation and the cumulative expanse of visual history. The work is generated from publicly available online image archives where the collections have been tediously digitized from the original documents, prints or negatives.

My work takes a selection from each archive and applies an automated image manipulation script that resizes and assembles the images into a new work. Each piece represents the unique physical and formal qualities derived from each archive.

Images from this series were shown at Maximum Exposure: Ryerson University's fourth year thesis exhibition. I was awarded the "Best In Show Runner Up Award"

Prints from this series are displayed at Ryerson University in the Ted Rogers School of Management, Faculty of Communication of Design Offices and in private collections.

Giclée prints mounted on Dibond are available sized 30x66in and half size at 15x33in.
MaxEx Gladestone Hotel
Farm Security Administration
Library of Congress
Prokudin-Gorskii Collection
Library of Congress
Fine Prints: Japanese, pre-1915
Library of Congress
1960s Apollo Space Missions
LIFE photo archive hosted by Google
All Images Copyright Andrew Williamson