Workshop: Historic Process Lecture + Demo 2/23/2019

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Workshop: Historic Process Lecture + Demo 2/23/2019

50.00

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10AM - 5PM with Alice Cutler and Robert Collier Beam

Useful Knowledge to Commodity: a History of Early Photography in Philadelphia, 1839-1851: 10am-12pm
This talk looks at the way photography was used and transformed by the scientific community and eager entrepreneurs of Philadelphia from 1839-1851. We start with the arrival of the daguerreotype to Philadelphia in September of 1839,  and look at how men of science used it to suit their own purposes: whether they were to enhance knowledge, or gain commercial success. Early methods of photography discussed are the daguerreotype, talbotype (calotype), and the hyalotype. The emphasis will be on the improvements to the daguerreotype process that occurred here in Philadelphia. 

Alice Cutler earned a Master of Arts in Photography (History & Theory) from Sotheby's Institute of Art, London. Previously she attended Amherst College, receiving a BA in English and Art.

Optional lunch next door at the restaurant Heritage  https://heritage.life/

Wet Plate Collodion Demo with Robert Collier Beam

Robert will be demonstrating one of the earliest forms of photography, Wet Plate Collodion. Giving an in-depth overview or the process, chemistry, and application as well as providing examples of both ambrotypes (glass negatives) and tintypes. Participants will have an opportunity to watch the process from start to finish. Afterwards he be available for Tintype portrait sessions with the available sizes 4x5,5x7, and 8x10 at a discounted rate.

Robert Collier Beam is an interdisciplinary artist working in photography, installation, and drawing. Robert received his MFA from the University of Oregon and BFA in photography from the University of North Texas. Robert specializes in Large Format Photography and Wet Plate Collodion.

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