Wet Plate Collodian Photography: Tintypes to Ambrotypes
Date: June 21-25, 2013 (5 days)
Instructor: Craig J. Barber
Class Description: The Wet Plate Collodion photographic process is a beautiful way to create handmade photographs unlike any other. This intensive, hands-on workshop is an excellent opportunity to learn this process. The workshop is designed so you will leave with a solid understanding of the Wet Plate Collodion process, thereby enabling you to continue when you return home. You will learn to make both tintypes photographic plates (direct positives on metal) and ambrotypes (direct positives on glass plates). In addition to learning how to pour, expose and develop your plates, you will also learn how to mix the necessary chemical formulas, where to purchase your supplies, and how to set up your own studio. Each student will also receive a “How-to” Handbook.
Instructor Bio: Craig J. Barber is a photographer who travels and works using antiquarian processes and focuses on the cultural landscape. During the past 15 years he has focused his camera on Vietnam, Havana, and the Catskill region of New York State, documenting cultures in rapid transition and fading from memory. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America and is represented in several prominent museum and private collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Brooklyn Art Museum; the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina, among others. He has received several grants including the Seattle Arts Commission, the Polaroid Corporation and the New York Foundation for the Arts. In 2006 Umbrage Editions published his book, Ghosts in the Landscape: Vietnam Revisited.
Instructor Website: www.craigbarber.com
(tuition includes lunch during workshop)
Studio/Materials Fee: $170