Community Workshop: Platinum Printing with Bostick & Sullivan
December 6, 2017
In this hands on workshop participants will learn the process of utilizing digital technology to produce archival inkjet negatives for contacting printing, and will be introduced to the platinum palladium chemistry to make their own handmade photographic prints. Platinum palladium prints are known for their beauty, archival stability and unique, one-of-a-kind print statement.
All materials will be supplied. Chemistry has been generously donated by Bostick & Sullivan.
Participants should bring 2-4 images to be converted into digital negatives at the workshop. They will go home with completed Platinum Palladium prints based on their own images.
About the Instructor
Christi Wiltenburg is photographer with a love for handmade images. She began working with Bostick & Sullivan while finishing up an undergraduate degree in photography with a thesis in gum bichromate from Grand Valley State University. Her journey with alternative process has been rich and diverse. Christi began teaching workshops for Bostick & Sullivan in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2016, after a summer internship at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. She has taught workshops in the darkroom in house and is the go-to for help with digital negatives for every process. Her preferred mediums are platinum palladium, wet plate collodion, and gum bichromate. Please find examples of her work at www.christiwiltenburgphotography.com.
The mission of the New Orleans Photo Alliance is to encourage the understanding and appreciation of photography through exhibitions, opportunities, and educational programs. The Alliance strives to be a cultural stimulus, which fosters economic and artistic growth while preserving the rich and diverse photographic culture of New Orleans and the southern region.
The New Orleans Photo Alliance was founded by a diverse group of photographers who joined forces in 2006 to create unity and opportunity for photographers in the Gulf South. It is an artist-driven 501(c)3 nonprofit which currently includes more than 300 members from across Louisiana and throughout the United States. NOPA’s year round programming features photographic exhibitions, workshops, and educational programs including PhotoNOLA, the annual photography festival in New Orleans. NOPA grants two $5000 annual awards, The Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography and the Clarence John Laughlin Award.
NOPA memberships start at $20 for students, $35 for individual memberships. Join here.
This workshop is presented in partnership with Bostick & Sullivan and Xavier University.
Bostick & Sullivan offers one stop shopping for everything photographers would need for alternative photographic processes. They sell chemistry for Wet Plate Collodion, Platinum Palladium, Van Dyke, Cyanotype, Kallitype, Gum Bichromate, Albumen, Carbon, Salted Paper Prints, and everything in between.