Workshop: Gum Bichromate with Lisa Elmaleh, Center for Alternative Photography, NY

Gum Bichromate with Lisa Elmaleh

Date: November 16th & 17th | Saturday & Sunday
Time: 10:00am-6:00pm
Location: 36 East 30th Street New York, NY 10016
Price: $395 + $100 materials fee | Members: 355.50 + $100 materials fee

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This workshop will be an introduction to the classic and flexible gum bichromate process. During the early 19th century, when photography was largely viewed as clinical, the pictorialist movement aimed to elevate photography to a fine art status. Pictorialists, such as Heinrich Kuhn, Alfred Stieglitz, and Edward Steichen, used processes like gum bichromate to create textured, artistic images that captured a mood, and advocated that photographers should guide the outcome of their image much the same way that painters do. By making artists watercolors light sensitive and coating these emulsions on elegant papers we’ll embark on a painterly application and make images that refer to the Photo Succession period. Large format or appropriate digital negatives are necessary for this course. All other materials will be provided.