Kinseys in Color

June 1, 2016 - February 28, 2020

Old City Hall

Lake Crescent

Lake Crescent, Olympic National Park. Photo by Darius Kinsey, hand-tinted by Tabitha Kinsey. WM #1981.0098000015

June 2016 – February 2020, Old City Hall

Curated by Jeff Jewell, Photo Archives Historian

Before the development of color film, there was a way to make a color photograph — you painted it by hand! Known as tinting, it’s a meticulous, time-consuming process. The exhibition Kinseys In Color features fifteen examples of this art form by Darius and Tabitha Kinsey, whose half-century in commercial photography is renowned for views of the early Northwest timber industry. Kinseys In Color offers a different aspect of the Kinsey legacy, one focused on scenic views and Tabitha’s talent at hand-tinting prints.