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Lippmann Color Plates

Monday, August 17—Friday, August 21, 2020, All Day, George Eastman Museum

SOLD OUT. Please contact workshops@eastman.org to get on a waitlist.

Tuition: $1,300 ($1,275 members), plus $100 materials fee

Workshop for 6 participants

In the first of its kind, this workshop celebrates one of the most fascinating photographic processes ever invented. Gabriel Lippmann introduced this natural color process in 1900 and won a Nobel Prize for the invention a few years later. No dyes or pigments form the colors in these magical photographs. Instead, prismatic colors are drawn from white light when the plates are illuminated, similar to how one sees color in soap bubbles. Participants will learn how to make the special panchromatic gelatin emulsion and coat glass plates. Then they will expose the plates in a camera and process the images. Instruction also includes preparing the viewing prisms, housing the final image, and specifics about exhibition lighting.

Each participant will receive a basic Lippmann Process manual written by Nick Brandreth with specific instructions and formulas as well as a George Eastman Workshop apron.

Audience: Limited to 6 participants, this 5-day workshop is suitable for fine arts photographers, students, teachers, and anyone interested in discovering the beauty and potential of this amazing process. No experience necessary.

Cancellation Policy: Withdrawal from the workshop 30 days before the session’s start date will result in a refund minus a $300 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made fewer than 30 days before the workshop’s 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.

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

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