Anthotypes are a nineteenth century process discovered by Sir John Herschel. The innate light sensitivity of plants can be harnessed to produce photographic images that do not require any sort of chemical development or a traditional darkroom. It is a very romantic and delicately nuanced process, and images may be rendered in a range of pastel or vibrant colors. The methods of extracting and coating plant emulsions onto watercolor papers will be demonstrated, as well as how to set up, expose, and assess exposures.
A presentation on history of the process and contemporary practitioners will be followed by foraging the museum grounds for materials, making emulsions, and coating papers. How to create appropriate digital transparencies for this process will be discussed and set up for exposure will be demonstrated. Participants will take coated papers home to set up and expose and we will meet via zoom to discuss everyone’s results in one week. Sponsored by Hahnemühle.
Date: Saturday June 3, 2023 plus follow up zoom on Monday eve June 12th
Time: 9 am – 12 pm EST
Location: Griffin Museum of Photography (In Person)
Course Cost: $125 members and Wright Locke Farm Community / $175 non-members plus $10 materials fee (Wright Locke Farm community use your discount code on the payment page in the promo code field. To receive the code, email adultprograms@WLFarm.org. Applies to non-members of the Griffin Museum only.)
About the Instructor:
Anne Eder is an interdisciplinary artist and educator, working in photography, sculpture, and fiction writing. She has been internationally exhibited, awarded, and published, including multiple Julia Margaret Cameron awards in alternative process photography. She is currently faculty at Harvard University, Penumbra Foundation, and is guest faculty at Princeton University, co-teaching with Guggenheim fellow, Deana Lawson. She holds a master’s degree in Photography and Integrated Media from Lesley University College of Art and Design where she studied with Christopher James. Much of her work is experimental and research based, combining historic processes, science, and contemporary conceptual thinking.
Throughout her career she has been an advocate for increased access to the arts, cofounding and operating artist run galleries and programming in the Philadelphia metro area, and the creation of public art is a dedicated part of her practice. She lives in Boston writing fairy tales and catering to her fabulous chihuahua, The Brain.
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