The Central Valley Project has (somewhat) embraced the 21st Century!  Up-to-date information is always available on our facebook page (as well as under the blog heading!).

February 2014 -

read the interview and story of the Central Valley Project conducted by Lomography Deutschland here:





September/October 2014 - Schillerpalais, Berlin, Germany

August 2013 - Rathaus Gallerie, Kunsthalle, Muenchen, Germany

In collaboration with artist Daniel Permanetter, David Puntel of the Central Valley Project created 10 wet-plate collodion images to be included in an installation.

September 14 - December 20, 2013 - The Palmina F. & Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art, Fryeburg Academy, Maine, USA

artist talk September 14, 2:00 PM

Commissioned to create an homage to 19th Century portraiture, David Puntel, of the Central Valley Project, with the support of grants from the Fryeburg Academy and Fryeburg Fair, spent a week in the Fall of 2012 making almost 100 historic wet-plate collodion photographs.  With a grant from the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Humanities Council,  the images will be exhibited at the Pace Galleries of Art, Fryeburg Academy. 

Below is a sample.

Salt, Albumen, Cyanotype Printing
Berlin, October 2013

David Puntel, of the Central Valley Project, will be conducting a weekend workshop in Salt, Albumen, & Cyanotype printing, October 18, 19, & 20, (2013) at the Volkshochschule Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg ("Experimentelle SW-Fotografie"), Berlin, Germany.  Contact the school directly for information (don't delay - the April and June 2013 classes were fully enrolled!). 

Album Art Work