The Riso—Photo Zine—Book with Kevin Kunstadt- January 22 - February 19, 2020

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The Riso—Photo Zine—Book with Kevin Kunstadt- January 22 - February 19, 2020

from 500.00

The Riso—Photo Zine—Book

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 | |




January 22-February 19 (Wednesdays 6:30—9:30PM)

*Registration includes $75 materials fee

Over the course of this class students will explore printing their own photographic work on the Penumbra Risograph [RISO]: a process well suited to the production of small edition prints, posters, books, and zines. The course will cover basic use of the RISO – no previous experience is necessary – and will then move on into an exploration of the challenges and opportunities of producing lens-based work on the machine. Topics covered will include: color separations, halftones, proofing + printing, paper, and general production practices. Experimentation will be encouraged throughout.

Kevin Kunstadt (b. 1982, New York, NY) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received his BA in Visual Art from Brown University in 2004, and his MFA in photography from Hartford Art School’s international limited residency program in 2017. Kunstadt's work has been exhibited at such venues as: Jeff Bailey Gallery in New York City, Kominek Gallery in Berlin, GE World Headquarters, and Smith College, among others. His work has been published in countless print and online publications including National Geographic, TIME, WIRED, Bloomberg, and AI-AP's American Photography 27 and 31. He served as the co-founder and co-director of K&K Gallery in Brooklyn, NY for three years, with a focus on promoting the work of young and un-established photographers in the New York City area, and from around the world. He has also collaborated on the design of several architectural projects that relate to vision, history, and social justice, the most recent of which is a Finalist in the Monument Avenue GD/GD design competition. Since 2010 Kunstadt has produced several photographic projects in book form, on subjects as varied as: asphalt road re-surfacing, gunpowder, scrap metal, and “sneakers, bricks, and politics.” Most recently these have been nominated for the Mack First Book Award, and hortlisted for the Kassel, Luma Rencontres, Fiebre, and La Fabrica Dummy Awards. He recently collaborated with the Image Threads Collective to establish the first Photobook library in Havana, Cuba, and he has taught photography at Marist College, in Poughkeepsie, NY, as well as through various workshops in Canada, and Cuba.

Image © Kevin Kunstadt