The American artist Alison Rossiter (b. 1953) makes camera-less photographs. She graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and the Centre School of Fine Art in Banff, Canada. Fascinated by materials and their history, she imagines abstract and minimalist works, crafted using papers dating from the 18th century to the 1980s. She transforms these elements, playing with the marks of time – mould, tears, etc. – and chemical substances in the darkroom. Rewarded by the Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography (2018), her experimental works have been exhibited in the United States, as well as in Germany, Canada and France, at the Rencontres d’Arles. They have also been included in numerous collections, including those of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.