Contemporary Fine Art Photography Workshop, The State Hermitage Museum, December 17 – 19, 2012

Group portrait during Contemporary Fine Art Photography workshop, December 2012 (from left to right): Natalia Laytar, Marina Kozlova, Sylvie Pénichon, Tatiana Sayatina, Natalia Avetyan, Irina Terentyeva

Instructor: Sylvie Pénichon

Agenda

Handout 5 – Bibliography

Monday 17 December, 2012

Presentation of the topics that will be addressed during the three days

Contemporary Photographic Practices: Materials, Structure and Identification of Contemporary Photographs

What are artists using today?

Traditional photographic processes

- Black-and-white gelatin silver

- Dye coupling or chromogenic

- Silver dye-bleach

- Dye diffusion

- So-called alternative processes

Digital printing processes

- Inkjet

Identification Practicum and Sample Examination (as time permits)

Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Mounting techniques and materials for contemporary photographs

Ideal mounting substrate qualities

Categories of mounting substrates

Photofinishing Technique: Plastic Laminates

Categories of plastic laminates

Plastic laminates materials

Troubleshooting

Aging problems

Photofinishing Technique: Face-Mounting

Structure and materials

Troubleshooting

Stability and preservation issues

Conclusion

Examination of samples

Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Contemporary Photographs: Exhibition, Storage, and Housing Guidelines

The Making of In The American West – public lecture

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