The Kallitype is a hand-coated contact printing process, considered the “poor man’s platinum print” of the late 1800’s, and is a great photographic process for those who want comparable tonal quality to platinum prints.
Students will use a silver nitrate and ferric oxalate solution and learn the proper techniques to hand coat and print. This process allows for more freedom to experiment because the chemistry and metals used are more readily available and affordable. Students should bring large format or digital negatives to class for printing.
LISA ELMALEH’s work is an exploration of rural America. Using a portable darkroom in the trunk of her car, Elmaleh photographs using the nineteenth century wet collodion process. Elmaleh received the Silas Rhodes scholarship to attend the School of Visual Arts, and obtained a BFA with honors. She is a recipient of the Tierney Fellowship, the Everglades Artist Residency, the Camera Club of New York Darkroom Residency, and the Goldwell Artist Residency. She has been included in various group shows such as the 2008 New York Photofest (Powerhouse) and Landscape: Voyage (KMR Arts). lisaelmaleh.com