14. July 2020 - 13:00 till 15:00
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Anthotype printing workshop with Almudena Romero | Tuesday, 14. July 2020

Learn a completely organic photographic technique using sunlight and natural pigments of blueberries, leaves, and flowers.

About this Event

Discovered in the early 1840s by John Herschel, this little-known photographic technique produces unique prints that inevitably fade over time.

On the workshop day we will discuss equipment and materials, best pigments, top tips, the process step by step (including getting your digital images printed onto acetates), exposure times, framing and archiving possibilities, troubleshooting common mistakes, suppliers as well as books and other learning resources.

This talk is part of the London Alternative Photography Collective The Sustainable Darkroom programme now taking residency at Guest Projects and funded by London Community Response Fund. From the 6th - 31st July 2020 we will bring a series of talks, workshops and events on sustainability.

Almudena Romero is a visual artist working with a wide range of photographic processes from early printing techniques such as cyanotype, salt printing or wet plate collodion, to new technologies including 3D scanning and printing. Romero has shown and explained her practice at the Victoria and Albert Museum, National Portrait Gallery, TATE Modern, TATE Britain, The Photographers’ Gallery, Tsinghua Art Museum, Le Cent-Quatre Paris, University of the Arts London, Unseen Amsterdam and Fundacion Mapfre. She has received various awards and bursaries including the Heritage Lottery Fund, i-Portunus. Creative Europe Fund, Arts Council England Project Grants, and a-n Artist Bursaries. She has also been awarded prestigious international residencies at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute (China), Penumbra Foundation (USA), BMW Foundation (France), Lucy Art Residency (Greece), the Whitechapel Gallery(UK) and National Portrait Gallery (UK).

Romero holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Art, Design and Communication and an MA Photography from the University of the Arts London. She is a professor of photography at Stanford University and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has also delivered courses, lectures and artist talks for Science Museum, Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Estorick Collection, Sotheby's Institute of Art, University of Westminster, Kingston University, University for the Creative Arts and Southampton Solent University.

This workshop will take place via Zoom