An image of silver particles collected from photographic paper

Nancy Valladares, Photosynthetic (extraction) (2023). Photographic waste, silver extraction process, filters. Image Credit:

Nancy Dayanne Valladares (She / They) is an interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker and educator from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Nancy's practice delves into the histories of image-making, through the lens of botany, ecology, and more-than-human worlds. Nancy is interested in technologies of vision and the way these are scripting the future of images. Their practice examines photography’s historical entanglement with botanical imaginaries and chemical legacies.

Currently, Nancy is working on an ongoing project titled Photosynthetic, which looks at the ecologies of photography and its environmental legacies.