Talbotype – salted paper | Photography Workshop

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Talbotype is seemingly easy but it requires a lot of skill to bring the best results. It is frequently considered insufficiently durable, which is an incorrect assumption because a print made well in this technique is no less durable than prints made in silver processes. 

When: 23 March 2019, 10:00-12:00 and 12:00-14:00 (two groups)
Where:  Photography Workshop, The Hartwig Alley 
Registration: Admission is free. The number of places is limited. Register via the online form . For more information, please call: 81 533 08 18. The secretary’s office is open from Monday to Friday, 10.00-16.00 

Instructor: Roman Kravchenko

Born in 1957, photographer, historian, journalist. He is one of few artists in Poland practising the art of ambrotype, a unique 19th-century technique of printing photographs on glass. The ambrotype is an elite technique practised only by about 100 artists around the world. Kravchenko’s ambrotypes are magical depictions of contemporary Poland and Poles. His exhibitions and workshops in Poland and Ukraine attract many young photographers and his artistic oeuvre is valued by photographers and collectors around the world. Working in Poland over the last few years, Mr Kravchenko has developed his own photographic practices and, most importantly, passed his knowledge and skills on to young Polish photographers. This is why it is no exaggeration to say that he has created a new school of ambrotype photography in Poland. Moreover, as a resident of Crimea, Mr Kravchenko was an informal ambassador of the Polish culture.He organised an exhibition dedicated to Adam Mickiewicz and the Crimean Sonnets in Bakhchysarai and ran numerous plain air workshops for Polish photographers.