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PhotoWerkBerlin | Historical Processes – Workshop With David Puntel

PhotoWerkBerlin | Historical Processes – Workshop with David Puntel

Historical Processes, Workshop With David Puntel, Image © David Puntel

Weekend Workshop

Historical Processes

Workshop with David Puntel

August 15 & 16, 2015
(Saturday & Sunday)


Despite the dire predictions of the death of analogue photography, there has been a noticeable resurgence of interest in non-digital, silver-based photography.  With every “advance”  in photography, while speed and ease has been gained, a describable and indescribable quality has been lost.

The Daguerreotype was replaced with the faster Wet­Plate Collodion Ambrotype which was subsequently replaced by the cheaper Tintype. With each step, image detail and tonality declined. Salted Paper printing was eclipsed by the Albumen Print, which was in turn abandoned for gelatin­silver paper. Today ink (digital prints) has replaced photography‘s use of noble metals, most commonly silver, gold, or platinum/palladium.Again, “ease of use” outweighed image quality and, arguably, stability (archivalness).
In this weekend Discussion & Workshop, participants will experience the evolution of photography through numerous historical processes. Saturday will include a discussion of various “antiquated” processes as well as demonstrations in Cyanotype, Salted Paper Printing, Silver-Gelatine Printing, Albumen Printing and Wet­Plate Collodion (Ambrotypes). At the end of the day participants will collectively decide which printing process (Cyanotype, Salted Paper, or Albumen) they would like to personally practice on Sunday.

09. August  2015 | 12:00-14:00  Optional: Guided tour through the exhibition Handmade Photography with the curator Norbert Wiesneth at the Projektraum | PhotoWerkBerlin

15. August 2015 | 10:00-17:00   Introduction, presentation of various historic photographic processes with David Puntel
16. August 2015 | 10:00-17:00   Hands-on practice with one historic printing process, among Cyanotype, Salted paper, Albumen. with David Puntel

The Workshop will be held in English.
All materials for the workshop are included.
Workshop Fee: 200,00 €

Registration at PhotoWerkBerlin

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