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Infrared Photography by Christopher Light at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Infrared Photography by Christopher Light at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

December 3, 2011 - March 18, 2012

In this exhibition of his recent work, photographer Christopher Light explores the urban and natural world through infrared digital photographs. The human eye can see only a very small portion of the entire light spectrum. The portion of the spectrum with frequencies just below the lowest visible red light (longer wave lengths) is referred to as "infrared." Although invisible to the eye, digital cameras are sensitive to infrared light. Photographs taken with infrared light seem at once precise (due to the absence of atmospheric haze) and dreamlike (skies appear dark and natural foliage-tree leaves and grass-appear very light as they reflect the infrared light).