Robert, 2010 by CJ Taylor

image of Robert 2010 by CJ Taylor

Artist's statement

The Scholars is a series of portraits of young scholarship winners taken over the Australian summer of 2009-2010 in Canberra. Realised as tintypes, a 19th century dry plate photographic process, this series is a record of a particular time and place, of future scientists, mathematicians, sociologists and artists thrown together by circumstance in the second decade of the 21st century. Photography is a child of science, it informs our way of seeing and being, revealing previously unknown, small truths that add to the world and lead our way through it. This is a portrait of Robert Wilson.