Gum Bichromate with Lisa Elmaleh - October 19-20, 2019

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Gum Bichromate with Lisa Elmaleh - October 19-20, 2019

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Gum Bichromate

Any changes to the program will be announced online.
All programs and events are held at Penumbra Foundation.
36 E. 30th St. New York, NY, 10016
(917) 288-0343 | info@penumbrafoundation.org | penumbrafoundation.org

Image © Lisa Elmaleh

 

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“Lisa was amazing-so knowledgable and inspiring. She was easy going and willing to give you hands on teaching.” -Delmy Perez, Gum Bichromate, November 2018

October 19-20
Saturday & Sunday
10 AM - 6 PM

This workshop is an introduction to the antique and flexible gum bichromate process. 

By making artists’ watercolors light sensitive and coating the emulsions on elegant paper, students will create images reminiscent of the Photo-Secession period - a once controversial viewpoint that the significance of a photograph was not what was in front of the camera but the manipulation of the image by the artist/photographer to achieve his or her subjective vision.

During the early 19th century, when photography was considered to be a means to record reality and prominently used for clinical purposes, the pictorialist movement emerged. Through their movement, pictorialists aimed to elevate photography to fine art status. Pictorialists, such as Heinrich Kuhn, Alfred Stieglitz, and Edward Steichen, used processes like gum bichromate to create textured, artistic images that captured a mood, and advocated that photographers should guide their images much the same way that painters do. 

Large format or appropriate digital negatives are necessary for this course. All other materials will be provided.


LISA ELMALEH's work is a photographic exploration of rural America. Elmaleh is an analog photographer living in Paw Paw, West Virginia.  Elmaleh’s Everglades work was published as a monograph (Everglades) in 2016. She has been awarded the Aaron Siskind Foundation IPF Grant, PDN’s 30, the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Grant, the Tierney Fellowship, and The Everglades National Park Artist Residency. Elmaleh has photographed Smithsonian Magazine, Harper's Magazine, and The Oxford American, among others.  Her work has also been published in The New York Times, CNN, and National Geographic.  She teaches at the Penumbra Foundation in New York City. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Elmaleh’s work is in the collection of the Norton Museum, the Ogden Museum, and other private collections worldwide. lisaelmaleh.com


Image © Lisa Elmaleh