In addition to classic photography with a camera, there is also cameraless photo art - in the darkroom, only with an enlarger and photo paper. Objects are placed on light-sensitive photographic paper and exposed for a few seconds. The development is the same as for a normal photo, but the result is completely different. The images, so-called “photograms”, unfold their own charm in black and white and fine shades of gray.
The photogram technique was already used in botany to depict plants in the 19th century. In the 20th century, artists such as Man Ray, László Moholy-Nagy and Marta Hoepffner rediscovered the technique for art and today it still plays an important role in artistic photography with its possibilities for precise depiction on the one hand and abstraction on the other.
In this 2-day workshop, participants will learn the basics of this unusual image production and are invited to experiment in the photographic chamber of curiosities and create unique artistic pieces.
- 2-day workshop
- November 15 + 16, 2023, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m
Laura Braun is a freelance photographer. She studied art and design at Central St Martins College and photography and sociology at Goldsmiths College, London. She works both editorially and commercially and her work can be seen in international exhibitions. In 2011 she founded the photo book publisher Paper Tigers Books.