Primal Printing with Anne Eder - August 17-18, 2019


Primal Printing with Anne Eder - August 17-18, 2019

from 680.00

New England

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 | |

Image © Anne Eder



New England
August 17 - 18, 2019
Saturday - Sunday

This workshop is a foray into primal printing with Anne Eder, who will be leveraging her knowledge of fascinating New England wild and green spaces and alternative process printing methods to provide a unique experience exploring printing in the wild using natural materials and salt water from the ocean. Anne’s work takes place in the intersection where the natural world meets the narrative impulse, and she documents these natural spaces, some at risk due to climate change, using both traditional and alternative processes. She will guide a small group of photographers in gathering materials from the wild and creating anthotypes, cyanotypes, lumen, and chlorophyll  prints.


Lodging and food not included.


Day One


Woods walk gathering materials for making cameraless lumen prints and emulsions for anthotype, leaves for chlorophyll printing.

Demo of setting up chlorophyll prints and set up for those able to take work home to continue “cooking”.

Emulsifying organic materials to coat papers for anthotype. Demo of anthotype process and set up for those able to take work home to continue “cooking”.

Set up of lumen prints, exposure, rinsing and fixing. Digital scanning of images prior to fixing stage.


Day Two

SEASIDE CYANOTYPE AND LUMEN PRINTING: day trip to Plum Island, a (haunted) and at-risk barrier reef on Boston’s north shore.

Collection of materials for cyanotype and lumen printing. Shooting digital or film as desired.

Day spent creating lumen and cyanotype prints on paper and fabric, washing in sea water, wrap up with a trip to the landmark eatery, Woodman’s for seafood.

The workshop will also include a pre and post trip skype meeting.


ANNE EDER is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and curator from Philadelphia. She holds an MFA in Photography and Integrated Media from Lesley University College of Art and Design where she studied with Christopher James and has been employed as an adjunct professor. Eder runs independent workshops and  is faculty in the ceramics program at Harvard University and at Penumbra Foundation, NYC where she teaches courses in alternative and material processes in photography and in interdisciplinary projects. She is also a reviewer for Lensculture and juror for NYPhotocurator.

Feature Image © Anne Eder