Chico Rephotography Gallery at Chico State

My name is Tyler Ash and I’m a graduate of CSU, Chico and a former photography student of Byron Wolfe. I’m one of the recipients of the “Award for Undergraduate Research and Creativity” grants that took place this Spring at CSU, Chico. I was awarded $456 and used it to purchase fine art paper for a gallery showing, a personal set of prints for my portfolio, and a set of prints to donate to the Meriam Library Special Collections. My gallery is composed of around 14 prints dealing with a “re-photography” of historic Chico.  These are samples of the postcards and posters for my art gallery that will stay up between Nov. 9 and Nov. 29, 2012 in the 3rd Floor Gallery at CSU, Chico’s Bell Memorial Auditorium.

This is the first print in the gallery and from this point on it’s in the correct order of prints along the walls (including the maps). I apologize if it takes a little while for the images to load. They are big files. 

My rephotographs were accompanied by reproductions of 19th and early 20th century maps of Chico, courtesy of Meriam Library Special Collections, so visitors c0uld visualize what it truly was like back then, as well as get a feel for how I was able to reconstruct some of the historic photos that had no current reference points.

This building, Kendall Hall, was built in almost the exact location of the Chico State Normal School (above) after it burned down in the early 1900s. You can see where it originally was on the maps above and below.

The reception went great! The guests liked the fancy cheeses and hors d’oeuvres and were able to see some of my personal collection of historic Chico artifacts.

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If you want to learn a little more about rephotography and my experience with it, click here.

If you’d like to see my rephotography work on the covers of the Butte County Yellow Pages and the Chico News & Review, click here.

Or, if you want to see a profile of my rephotography gallery on Chico State’s blog page, “Inside Chico State,” click here.


About tashtr3

Currently, I'm a Marketing Specialist/Social Media Coordinator for the University of California's department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. I'm a freelance writer in my spare time. I'm a graduate of CSU, Chico with a major in journalism and a minor in photographic studies. I'm all these things, and more!
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