Workshop: Collodion Chloride Printing Out Paper

From April 7, 2014 through April 9, 2014 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at George Eastman House

No, not wet plate collodion, this is actually collodion printing paper. The collodion chloride print was initially introduced in the 1860s but did not become popular until 30 years later. It remains the most archival silver-based printing process ever invented. Also known as the American Aristotype, collodion papers were popular from 1880 to 1920.

Process Historian Mark Osterman published the first modern directions on how to make collodion emulsions in the third edition of Steve Anchell’s Darkroom Cookbook. In this workshop, Osterman will teach how to mix the emulsion, coat paper by hand, print, and process this amazing silver chloride emulsion.

Class discussions will include the evolution of the various collodion emulsions. We will display and discuss vintage examples of collodion emulsion papers and dry collodion emulsion negatives from the George Eastman House collection. Each participant will receive a complete set of instructions and facsimile articles.

Audience: Limited to twelve, this three-day workshop is suitable for students, fine art photographers, photography educators, and anyone interested in the evolution of photography. No experience necessary.

Tuition: $500/$475 members, plus $70 materials fee. Add an extra day of printing for $150.

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Mon, 04/07/2014 (All day) - Wed, 04/09/2014 (All day)