Here is the press release about the Glen Echo Photoworks events coming up for FotoWeek DC. I will be participating in the “Celebration of Alternative Processes Symposium” on Sunday, November 6 and running a demo of Platinum/Palladium printing on Wednesday, November 9. I know a lot of the other presenters and they’re really great people and great artists. This will be a terrific event and I’m really looking forward to it.
Whether you are new to non-silver processes or not, this one-day workshop promises to be a lot of fun. We will make cyanotype photographs, photograms and collages. The class includes toning, hand-color and overprinting gum bichromate.
A group of artists whose work embraces the use of historic photography processes and hand-applied emulsions will show and discuss their work and processes every 30 minutes. Guest Artists are listed below, in order of their presentations…
Barbara Maloney, “Temperaprint, Photo Etching, Cyanotype”
Scott Davis, “Platinum and Palladium” Sheila Galagan, “Lith Printing”
Scott Davis will demonstrate the beautiful and noble platinum, palladium and ziatype printing processes. Discussion includes tools, chemistry, paper choices, coating techniques, processing, contrast control, and techniques for affecting image color. Tips and tricks for great prints will be shared
Bromoil Workshop with George Smyth
Date: Sunday, November 13, 2011 Time: 10 AM – 4 PM Place: Photoworks
Bromoil is an early photographic process popular with the Pictorialists and is presently being revived by fine art photographers with endless possibilities for expression. Topics covered are: digital negatives, silver gelatin papers, mixing chemistry, and bleaching prints. Students will have the opportunity to ink a few prints (provided). Smyth will conclude with the “finishing” and presentation of prints.
Photoworks Photography School will offer Alternative Process Workshops in Spring 2012 as part of the course curriculum. An Alternative Process Exhibit will be held in the Photoworks Gallery in April 2012.