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Gelatin Chloride Printing-out Paper

Wednesday, November 20–Friday, November 22, 2019, All Day, George Eastman Museum

Tuition: $450 ($425 members), plus $60 materials fee
Workshop for 6 participants

Explore the infinite possibilities of gelatin chloride printing. Beautiful silver chloride printing-out paper, once called Aristotype paper, was originally used to print cabinet card photographs from the 1880s to the 1920s. Later, professional photographers used gelatin chloride paper for studio proofs well into the 20th century.

You will learn how to prepare and print with gelatin chloride printing-out paper, which is printed and toned exactly the same way as salt, albumen, and collodion chloride printing-out papers are. You just coat the paper and let it dry. You can achieve tones ranging from warm and cool browns to a purplish-brown hue.

The workshop will include making the gelatin chloride emulsion, coating the paper, and printing and toning the final image. Antique portrait and landscape negatives will be provided, as negative making is not part of this workshop.

A work apron and manual with all the formulas and instructions are included. The group will also view cabinet cards and larger examples of gelatin chloride prints from the George Eastman Museum’s collection.

Audience: Limited to 6 participants, this 3-day workshop is suitable for large-format photographers who shoot collodion negatives, gelatin dry-plate negatives, film negatives, or make digital negatives from digital files. No experience necessary.

Cancellation Policy: Withdrawal from the workshop 30 days before the session’s start date will result in a full refund minus a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made fewer than 30 days before the workshop start date. If the workshop is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire tuition will be fully refunded. The George Eastman Museum is not responsible for airline ticket cancellation costs or fees.

Location and Scheduling: Daily sessions begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. The workshop is held at the George Eastman Museum, 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY. Directions can be found here here.

Lodging: Lodging is not included in the cost of the workshop; participants must make their own arrangements.

  • The Strathallen is a 15-minute walk from the museum. Visit strathallan.com to make a reservation. 
  • The Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown is a 30-minute walk from the museum, and only an 8 minute drive. Visit their website to make a reservation. 

The museum may take images, still or video, during the workshop and use them for educational and promotional purposes.