From: Gordon J. Holtslander (email@example.com)
Date: 02/15/00-02:39:36 PM Z
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Subject: workshop announcement
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 10:08:55 -0400
From: Roger Watson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Organization: George Eastman House
George Eastman House announces world-famous
Historic Photographic Process Workshops for spring 2000
Rochester, N.Y. - George Eastman House International Museum of
Photography and Film will offer several Historic Photographic Process
Workshops this spring, beginning April 8. The Historic Process Workshops
were instituted in 1995 as part of the Museum's effort to preserve
antique photographic processes and objects.
The Eastman House is the premier study center for historic photographic
preservation, and this internationally recognized program is the only
series of workshops in the world that recreate the methods of
19th-century photographers. Participants have come to Rochester from as
far as Mexico and Iceland for the workshops. To date, more than 200
enthusiastic participants have experienced and been trained in the
processes of photographers from more than a century ago.
An ever-increasing interest in the history and practices of early
photography led George Eastman House to develop the Historic
Photographic Process Workshops five years ago. The Eastman House gathers
the best instructors from across North America to bring the history and
practices of the 19th-century photographic processes into the 21st
The best way to understand these period images is to learn how to
recreate the workings of photographic artists from the past. However, a
photography background is not required. These courses have proven
valuable to not only photographers, but also artists, archivists,
conservators, collectors, historians, curators, and educators in many
The schedule of Historic Process Workshops for 2000
* April 8 Wet-Collodion Workshop
* April 29 and 30 Albumen Printing Workshop
* June 10 Daguerreian Workshop
* June 4 through 9 19th-Century Photography Workshop
Saturday, April 8
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Practicing wet-plate photographers Mark Osterman and France Scully
Osterman will demonstrate the process, and guide participants in making
an ambrotype self portrait (to take home).
Albumen Printing Workshop
Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mike Robinson will demonstrate how to make and use albumen printing
paper. Participants will make their own prints from historic negatives.
Saturday, June 10
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mike Robinson will demonstrate the process and guide participants in
making their own daguerreotype.
Cost: $200 plus $40 materials fee
Week-long 19th-Century Photography Workshop
Sunday, June 4 through Friday, June 9
Learn all the major 19th-century photographic processes in this
intensive one-week workshop, covering history and preservation topics
in-depth. Includes daguerreian, wet-collodion, and albumen printing
workshops, plus salt printing and original vintage examples from the
photography archive of George Eastman House. Ideal for conservators,
archivists, educators, and preservation professionals. Faculty will be
Kenneth Nelson, Mark Osterman and France Scully Osterman, Mike Robinson,
and Roger Watson.
About the faculty
* Kenneth Nelson: A premier daguerreotypist for more than 20 years and
respected mentor to modern daguerreians worldwide.
* Mark Osterman and France Scully Osterman: Internationally celebrated
wet-collodion photographers who are the founders and editors of the
* Mike Robinson: Instructor at Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto
and proprietor of Century Darkroom in Toronto, specializing in
* Roger Watson: Assistant Director of Museum Studies at George Eastman
House, and photo historian with 20 years experience in collecting and
preserving photographs. Watson will lecture at all the workshops.
Each workshop will include:
* A lecture on the invention, history, and aesthetics of each process
* A demonstration of the process from beginning to end
* A hands-on opportunity to make images with these historic technologies
* Information on preservation and creating housing for your image
* A working manual of the process, its history, and complete information
on materials and equipment
All workshops will take place at George Eastman House, 900 East Ave.,
Rochester, N.Y. Each class size is limited to eight people, to assure
individual attention. Registration is on a first-come, first-served
basis. For more information, or to register, please call Laura Brown, in
the Education Department at George Eastman House, at (716) 271-3361 ext.
234. Registration can be accepted via e-mail at email@example.com.
Please include your name, mailing address, daytime phone number, method
of payment, and workshop title. The TTY phone number for George Eastman
House is (716) 271-3362. Sign interpretation is available for all
programs with one week's notice.
For Immediate Release Media contact: Dresden D. Engle
January 31, 2000 (716) 271-3361 ext. 213
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