Antiquarian Photography

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Taught by Sarah Lohman

Sarah Lohman is a culinary historian and the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine. She focuses on the history of American food as a way to access stories of women, immigrants, and people of color, and to address issues of racism, sexism, and xenophobia. Her work has been featured inTheWall Street Journal andThe New York Times, as well as onAll Things Considered; and she has presented across the country, from the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC to The Culinary Historians of Southern California. She is also 1/2 of the Masters of Social Gastronomy, a monthly food science and history talk at Caveat NYC, with Brainery co-founder Jonathan Soma. 



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Historic photographic printing is extremely low-tech, which makes it a perfect winter hobby for apartment dwellers. No dark room required!

In this workshop, you'll learn the history of early photography. From Dageurreotypy to Albumen printing, you'll get the low-down on the science of 19th century photography processes, as well as a look at examples of each. Then, we'll talk-through how to make your own photosensitive paper using historic methods, including where to get chemicals, how to sensitize the paper, how to make negatives, and how to expose the image.

Lastly, we'll make our own photo paper in class using Cyanotypy, one of the earliest forms of photographic printing. The forerunner of the modern blueprint, it never gained commercial popularity because of it's royal blue hue. It's simple and safe to make, and will allow you to create beautiful imagery.

(Class size: 15)

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