The Art Center in Dover gives alternative views of photography

Robert Dutruch crafted this image of an angel looking down on a cross, which is on view in an international alternative photography exhibit at The Art Center in Dover. The exhibit spotlights images crafted using chemical processes rather than digital technology.

DOVER — More than a dozen artists from across the globe will take part in an alternative photography exhibit featuring old-school printmaking techniques.

Today, when photography usually consists of prints from digital cameras, chemical processes might seem a lost art. Words like cyanotype, tin-type, mordencage and gum bichromate seem as arcane and archaic as so many forms of alchemy; bromoil, albumen, and gumoil sound like something to be more likely found at a pharmacy than an art exhibit. But these photographic processes entail a chemistry — literally and figuratively — that unfolds in a photographer’s darkroom or laboratory.

“Alternative Perspective” will be at The Art Center, 1 Washington St., Suite 1177. A reception will coincide with Dover’s June Art Walk from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The exhibit runs through July 6.