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Calotype Workshop with Dan Estabrook

May 30, 2015 @ 10:00 am - May 31, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

For almost twenty years Dan Estabrook has been making contemporary art using a variety of 19th-century photographic techniques. His work has focused on the earliest processes on paper – calotype negatives and salted paper prints – as sources for hand manipulation with paint and pencil.

Calotype was the premier negative-positive system and one of the first photographic processes to emerge in the nineteenth century. In 1840, William Henry Fox Talbot introduced the calotype process – capturing light images on a sensitized paper – to the public. Prints from calotype negatives possess a picturesque quality that resembles the chiaroscuro effect of classical paintings and was most widely used in France and England.

Students will learn the traditional process for making calotypes and will discuss various French formulae, as well as practical considerations like paper choice, coating techniques, waxing for transparency and printing.


May 30, 2015 @ 10:00 am
May 31, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
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The Penumbra Foundation
36 E 30th St
New York City, New York 10016

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