Johnny Brian, American, born 1957, Meteor, Milky Way Over Farm, 9/7/21, Pigment print, 13x19 inches, Courtesy the artist © Johnny Brian
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Iowa Night Skies: Photographs by Johnny Brian

June 17, 2023 - August 27, 2023
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Iowa Night Skies features a dozen stunning pigment prints by Iowa City based photographer Johnny Brian (b. 1957). By exposing film over long periods, Brian captures the bustling sky from his backyard. With the Milky Way, comets and meteors, aircraft, satellites, and fireflies all streaking across the heavens, Brian’s images reveal the details of the nightly drama taking place over our heads.

Brian is an accomplished large and medium format photographer and printer. Working primarily in black and white film, he develops and prints his negatives using traditional gelatin silver and gum bichromate processes. Brian’s work has appeared in Fraction Magazine’s 9th anniversary issue, and in the publication Gum Printing: A Step by Step Manual by Christina Anderson. His prints have been exhibited at the Soho Photo Gallery in New York as well as locally. Brian is a retired anesthesiologist with over forty years of experience in chemical and biomedical research.

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