Place from Place: Anthotypes and Gum Bichromate Processes
Instructor: Allen Morris
Jul 10, 11, 12, 13 • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Media: Photo|Digital, None
Skill Level: Level II - IIITuition: Members: $ 475.00 / Non-Members: $ 515.00
Includes materials fee.
This workshop will provide a basic foundation in the creation of digitally-captured photographic prints using the historic Anthotype and Gum Bichromate processes. Both provide artists with the opportunity to incorporate organic material from their surroundings into the physicality of the completed image; making these methods a perfect match for capturing the landscape.
Throughout the workshop, you will create digital images that describe the place that surrounds you and influences your work, as well as collect plant life and soil samples that comprise the place that you are using as a stage to make your photographs. Allen will guide you through the process of preparing your digital images, transforming your collected natural materials into pigment, and finally developing the prints. In addition to learning how to create images using these alternative processes, you will also engage in discussions about what place means in your artistic practice.
Allen Morris is a photographer based in Milwaukee, WI. He received his MFA in Studio Art from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, BFA in Applied Visual Arts from Oregon State University, and Associate Degree from Eastern Oregon University. Allen makes photographs that focus on the relationship between humans and their environments with a particular interest on the influence of place on identity. His work has been exhibited in galleries in the United States and abroad. Allen is an active member of the Postcard Collective and the Society for Photographic Education. He is an Associate Lecturer of Photography and the Interim Area Head of the Photography Digital Imaging Program at the Peck School of Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he instructs courses in introductory, intermediate, and advanced concepts and methods within the medium.
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