Art Uncovered

Premiere DateJul 22, 2014
00:00 Intro
01:24 Lisa Elmaleh pt. 1
04:04 Going Down the Road Feeling Bad  Etta Baker
06:13 Lisa Elmaleh pt. 2
08:33 Country Blues Doc Boggs
11:31 Lisa Elmaleh pt. 3
13:54 Cotton Song Leadbelly
16:04 Lisa Elmaleh pt. 4
20:04 Pardon My Whiskers Wayne Raney
22:36 Lisa Elmaleh pt. 5
25:00 Louis Collins Mississippi John Hurt
27:57 Lisa Elmaleh pt. 6
30:47 Black Girl (In the Pines) Leadbelly
32:54 Lisa Elmaleh pt. 7
36:15 Delta Momma Blues Townes Van Sandt
39:31 Finish

Over the last few years Lisa Elmaleh has been driving her homemade, portable darkroom through the American southeast making landscape photographs of the Florida Everglades and taking portraits of traditional folk musicians in Appalachia. Lisa makes her images with a process called wet-plate colloidan — a mid 19th century photo-technique that involves, essentially, making your own negative using a glass plate and a slurry of chemicals. The plates are then quickly exposed in-camera and immediately developed — for Lisa most of the process takes place in the back of her truck which doubles as her darkroom.

Lisa was selected as one of PDN Magazine’s 30 photographers to watch in 2013, and her work has appeared in publications like Harpers and Aint Bad Magazine.


Host Thomas
Thomas grew up in Northern California where he fell in love with music and photography while going to punk shows and shooting skate photos. He photography in college, which may or may not qualify him to host an…