Beverly Conway works with large format and digital cameras to create photographic images using digital printers as well as historical processes such as collodion, dyes, palladium and albumen. Some of her work involves a cross-over of digital and alternative photographic methods. Many of her images are portraits—of people, found objects, places she has travelled and antique tools.
Beverly taught history for twenty-one years in two New Hampshire high schools and upon receiving her MFA was hired for a full-time photography position at The New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH where she taught until retiring in 2017.
She has studied wet plate collodion with John Coffer as well as with Mark and Francis Osterman, and albumen printing with both Zoe Zimmerman and Mike Robinson and has created images that have been shown in a wide variety of exhibitions and venues, among them: University of Northern Colorado Wet Plate Exhibition; “Myths,” a group show that traveled for 18 months through New England; “f295 21st Century Photography” in Pittsburg, PA; “Sun Pixels to MegaPixels: Archaic Processes to Alternative Realities” in Brooklyn, NY.
Beverly has been a guest speaker and provided demonstrations of historic photographic processes at a variety of gatherings and venues and her images have also been included in several books. Her photographs are in both the second and third editions of The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes by Christopher James and in Anthotypes—Explore the Dark Room in Your Garden and Make Photographs Using Plants by Malin Fabbri.
From 2013 to 2017 Beverly has co-led a month-long New Hampshire Institute of Art study abroad group to Greece. Centered in Athens with many side trips to surrounding historical sites, students are immersed in the culture and history of the country.