Intro to Risograph: Printing B&W Photographs with Leandro Villaro - February 16, 2019


Intro to Risograph: Printing B&W Photographs with Leandro Villaro - February 16, 2019

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All programs and events are held at Penumbra Foundation.
36 E. 30th St. New York, NY, 10016
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Image © Kevin Kunstadt


February 16
11 AM - 5 PM

In this one day workshop, we'll explore Penumbra’s Riso printing possibilities. We'll learn about the basic options to print images, using the built-in scanner and the network card with Mac and Windows drivers (printing directly from PDF files and/or JPGs). We'll consider photographic publications printed with this technology and we'll make impressions using each participant's black and white photographs to see how the machine operates and renders images in different ways. We'll cover the steps needed to troubleshoot loading master paper, printing paper, replacing drums, ink bottles/tubes, adjusting thickness of papers and more. Each student will have the opportunity to operate the machine on their own. The week following the workshop each student will have two free hours to use the printer.

No specific requirements to participate in the workshop.
All students should bring up to six 8x10 inch photographs (printed and/or digital).

LEANDRO VILLARO is a photographer and editor. He has collaborated in different book-related projects with numerous photographic organizations in the United States and Latin America. Among them are: "The Photobook Review" (Aperture Foundation), Books on Books #21 (Errata Editions), Contemporary Latin American Photobooks (10x10 Photobooks), En CMYK (Centro de Fotografía de Montevideo, Uruguay) "Sur: Revista de Fotolibros Latinoamericanos" (Fola-Buenos Aires/La Cueva-Caracas), "The Photobook in Argentina" (International Center of Photography, New York). Under the imprint antennae collection he has published the work of different artists including experimental filmmakers Claudio Caldini (Experimental Films 1975-82) and Jorge Honik (Experimental Films 1968-75). He is the Director of Programs at Penumbra Foundation and is on the board of Directors at the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund in New York.