Columbia County Historical Society Lecture: ’19th Century Photography in Columbia County’

This Saturday, the Columbia County Historical Society presents their third lecture of the 2022 Winter-Spring Lecture Series –  19th Century Photography in Columbia County, a zoom discussion by David Sokosh & Lisa Weilbacker.

Join Lisa Weilbacker and David Sokosh as they examine early photographs from the CCHS collection, discuss their place in the history of photography and share information about the County residents shown in the pictures. Sokosh will also show examples of his newly-made images, created using 19th Century photo processes


David Sokosh

Artist David Sokosh is a photographer living and working in Claverack, NY. He creates photographs using the 19th Century processes of Cyanotype and Wet-Plate Collodion (tintype) and makes artist’s books using letterpress printing and Cyanotype.  His current project: “Things That Look Like the MOON (but are not the moon), consists of portfolio prints and a hand-made, limited edition, artist book printed entirely with cyanotype. Other projects include:  “Objectified in the Time of Covid” and “John Rogers in the 21st Century, Contemporary Issues Seen Through a 19th Century Lens”. In Clinton Hill, Brooklyn Sokosh was formerly director of the gallery, Underbridge Pictures, which specialized in painted and photographed images of architecture. While in Brooklyn Sokosh worked with a number of nonprofits including the Fort Greene Park Conservancy and Clinton Hill Society, and served on the boards of both groups.

Sokosh’s artistic work is included in the permanent collections of Polaroid Corporation; the Kinsey Institute; Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, FL; Shelburne Museum, VT; Pfizer; and others; his work is represented in Hudson by Carrie Haddad Gallery.

Lisa Weilbacker

Lisa Weilbacker is Curator of Collections and Historic Properties and Executive Director at Columbia County Historical Society. 

​The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer conversation.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, March 19, 2022  / 4:30pm

$10 for CCHS members
$15 for non-members



LOCATION: Online via Zoom
ZOOM LINK will be emailed after Payment, on DAY of Lecture


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