The Best Platinum Workshop EVER!!!

Posted by on Oct 20 2010 | History, Other, Photography

It’s fall and the 2010 Photography Workshops season is winding down. We had a great class at this past weekend’s sold out workshop on How to Identify and Preserve Historic Photographs, focusing on 19th Century images. And since you’ve been asking….

Yes!  we still have some spaces available for the workshop, The Platinum Print: History & Technique, on November 13 and 14. Yes! the workshops are very hands-on! Participants will not only learn the history of this process, but  learn how to make platinum prints by our guest teacher Ron Cowie. Ron is just great – he’s so enthusiastic about the subject — there will not be a dull moment.


Ron Cowie (left) and Mark Osterman in demo mode.

Mark Osterman leading a class in the Eastman House gardens.

Of course, there are many places in the country where you could learn about the platinum process, but what has really gotten a great response from past classes is the visit to our Photographic Print Archive to  examine the marvelous unframed examples.

Alvin Langdon Coburn, The Flat Iron Building, Evening, 1912

Frederick H. Evans, F Holland Day in Algerian Costume, 1901

Peter Henry Emerson, Ricking the Reed, ca. 1885

There’s really nothing like seeing these prints from the masters themselves. Mark Osterman, with archivist Joe Struble, will be looking at classic platinum prints by Alvin Langdon Coburn, Frederick Evans, Peter Henry Emerson, Doris Ullman and Gertrude Käsebier— as well as more contemporary examples by Dick Arentz and Eikoh Hosoe.

We hope to see you there for an amazing experience!

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    Stacey VanDenburgh is Manager of the Kay R. Whitmore Conservation Center at George Eastman House.

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