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17 Oct 2022

Art Calls Master Class: Wet Plate Collodion, Tintype, and the Handmade Photograph

Manifest Creative Research Gallery Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Manifest Drawing Center Photography Facility

Opportunity Description

U.S. Multi-State Deadline: October 21, 2022 – On November 5th and 6th, join wet-plate master Joshua White in Manifest Drawing Center’s brand new photography facility, as we explore the bewitching possibilities of the historic wet plate collodion!

Using traditional and experimental methods over the course of two days (14 hours of hands-on instruction), students will have the opportunity to investigate the possibilities of the handmade photograph, the poetics of place, and the photograph as object. Participants will create 4×5 and 8×10 plates using natural light and studio strobes.

  • Chemical and material safety
  • Using the view camera
  • Creating tintypes and ambrotypes
  • Possibilities of natural and studio lighting
  • The history of the photographic medium, focusing on the late 1800s and the development of the wet plate collodion process

All Materials for this two-day workshop will be provided as part of the registration fees. These provided materials & equipment will include:

  • All necessary chemistry
  • All necessary plates
  • All necessary lighting equipment
  • Various Personal Protective Equipment

Participants will be able to take home all photographs they create over the course of the weekend.

Originally from southeastern Indiana, Joshua White received his BFA in Photography from Northern Kentucky University, and his MFA in Photography from Arizona State University. He is now an Associate Professor of Photography and the Fine Art Photography Coordinator at Appalachian State University in North Carolina… see more

$800 by October 21, 2022.

Visit Manifest Gallery online to Apply.

For those traveling to Cincinnati to attend this special workshop, there are many exciting or practical options for accommodations. See website for details.

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization located in East Walnut Hills in Cincinnati, Ohio. We serve as a venue for the display and experience of insightful, thought provoking art and design, and functions as a hub for creative research and innovation at all levels of artistic endeavor.

Manifest Drawing Center Photography Facility
3464 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45223

Manifest Gallery
2727 Woodburn Avenue
East Walnut Hills
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206


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Opportunity Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Art Calls. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 09 Sept thru Oct, Open to U.S. Multi-State, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: Education, In-Kind Benefit, Materials Support, and Studio Access.

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