This Thursday the 8th August see the inaugural meeting in what hopes to be a regular event exploring the history of photography and the application of alternative photographic processes, taking place at Double Negative Dark Rooms, 178A Glyn Road, Hackney, E5 0JE.
At 7pm, there will be informal talks from;
- Seb Sussman, founder of the Double Negative Darkrooms. http://www.sebsussmann.co.uk/ Processes Explored: Cyanotype Rex, Salt Printing, Gum, Copperplate photogravure, Lith Print, Pinhole, Slit Screen
- Gavin Maitland, photo historian, writer and curator who sometimes works at The Victoria and Albert Museum and Christies on digitization/catalogue projects. Gavin also runs the online social history archivehttp://www.arkpress.co.uk/ and http://photohistoryrulesok.blogspot.co.uk/ Processes Explored: Wet Plate Collodion.
- Constanza Isaza Martinez, visual artist and researcher working primarily with photography, with a particular interest in historical photographic processes. Constanza recieved a first class BA degree in Photographic Arts from the University of Westminster. http://www.constanzaisaza.com/ Processes Explored: Salts, Cyanotype
The event is organised by Melanie K, visual artist experimenting with photographic processes. Melanie recently graduated from an MA in Art and Science at Central Saint Martins. http://www.melaniek.co.uk/ Process explored: Cyanotype, Silver Gelatin, Daguerreotype