Course

HISTORICAL TECHNIQUES AND EXPERIMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY

In this workshop, we will practice several manual photographic printing techniques and one for obtaining images with a camera. These techniques are part of the so-called historical techniques, alternative photographic processes or ancient processes. Nowadays, the photographic copying methods dating from the 19th century are called this way, although there are some developed in the 20th century. They allow paper and other surfaces to be covered with different sensitive materials in order to copy images onto them through the action of light on the applied chemicals.

In these processes, the light-sensitive cover is prepared by hand and applied to different supports to later copy images by direct contact. You can work with images obtained with any camera, frames, or drawings. All this makes alternative processes very versatile when working on different photographic projects.

Some of them share the characteristic of using silver nitrate as a light-sensitive material. Others use iron and silver salts, colloids, pigments and vegetable pigments. Finally, to make a complete experience, we are going to see how wet collodion glass negatives are obtained.

INFORMATION

9 Pre-recorded sessions

8 Practical workshops on historical techniques

1 Chat to share materials and answer questions

Teacher: Célica Véliz

 

Dates: from September 25th to November 19th, 2022

This course is repeated in November, January and April

Duration: 22 teaching hours. Each student manages his time.

Level: no prior knowledge is required.

Modality: pre-recorded online

Price: €100

Language: English

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ANTOTIPIA II
COLODIÓN HÚMEDO I
VAN DYKE BROWN I
VAN DYKE BROWN II
ANTOTIPIA I
GOMA BICROMATADA I
PAPEL SALADO II
GOMA BICROMATADA II
PAPEL SALADO I
ARGIROTIPO I
ALBUMINA II
ARGIROTIPO II
ALBUMINA I
COLODIÓN HÚMEDO II

Techniques:

Van Dyke Brown on paper, canvas and wood - Pigmented techniques: Gum Bichromated, color monochrome and trichrome - Vegetal techniques: Anthotype and Chlorophyll - Salted paper - Kallitype - Albumen copy - Negative on glass (wet collodion) - Argyrotype (new argentotype)

FULL PROGRAM WILL BE POSTED IN SEPTEMBER

TEACHER: Célica Véliz  - @superficies-sensibles

 

Photographer, Professor of Visual Arts and Ceramic Technique.  

She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She trained in the city of Tandil at IPAT and at the School of Ceramics. At the end of her studies, she became interested in the photographic techniques of the 19th century and began to investigate and experiment with them.  

She currently coordinates experimental photography workshops and alternative photographic processes in his virtual space "Sensitive Surfaces" and in the Cooperativa de la Imagen (CABA). She has given workshops and talks in several cities in Argentina and Mexico.

She has made several individual exhibitions in museums and galleries in his country. He also participated in collective exhibitions and festivals in Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Spain. She has published the mini-books “MADER” (2014), “El Cuerpo Roto” (2019) and “Las Vías de Escape” (2020).