Eide/Dalrymple Features 'Reciprocity: Handmade Cameras and Photographs by Cedric Chatterley'

By Cedric Chatterley, “Joanna’s Heart-Shaped Camera”

Photo by Cedric Chatterley, “Joanna’s Heart-Shaped Camera,” 2012

Event Details

Date: March 10 - April 23, 2016

Times: Gallery Reception, Friday, March 11, 7 – 9 p.m.; artist’s talk 7:30 p.m. | Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; Noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

Location: Eide/Dalrymple Gallery, Center for Visual Arts

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public.

Chatterley's photo: Camera for David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards, Mississippi Delta BluesmanThe Eide/Dalrymple Gallery's latest exhibit, "Reciprocity: Handmade Cameras and Photographs by Cedric Chatterley" will be on display from Thursday, March 10, to Saturday, April 23. A gallery reception is scheduled for 7-9 p.m., Friday, March 11, with the artist's talk set to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Sculptural handmade cameras and photographs by Sioux Falls artist Cedric Chatterley are featured in this exhibition. Chatterley began his career in photography in the late 1980s, simultaneously working on long-term personal documentary projects and also as a hired photographer documenting traditional artists, musicians and craftspeople for various state arts agencies throughout the United States.

In 2006, Chatterley began building his own large format cameras, utilizing his advanced skills in welding and woodworking. He found that the traditional artists he had been documenting over the decades influenced him profoundly, and he began to ask various artists and friends to collaborate with him in producing sculptural cameras that he would then use to take photographs. This exhibition will display — for the first time — 17 of Chatterley’s cameras and 50 photographs.

Chatterley's photo, “Horse Skull Camera with Susan Touchstone”Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 1 - 4 p.m. on Saturday. The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery is located at 30th Street and South Grange Avenue in the Center for Visual Arts.

  • Top image: Cedric Chatterley, “Joanna’s Heart Shaped Camera,” 2012
  • Second image: Cedric Chatterley, “Camera for David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards, Mississippi Delta Bluesman,” 2013
  • Bottom image: Cedric Chatterley, “Horse Skull Camera with Susan Touchstone,” 2012

Lindsay Twa
Director, Eide/Dalrymple Gallery
Augustana University