Photography Workshop. Salt print paper
Photography workshop: Making salt print paper yourself - in cooperation with the Aarau City Museum
The workshop offers the opportunity to try out a technique from the 19th century. The journey back into analogue photography is wonderfully decelerating!
Salt print is an almost 200-year-old technique, based on the calotype developed in 1840 by William Henry Fox Talbot, the first photographic negative-positive process. Talbot's successful attempts to expose and fix image negatives on salt print paper made unlimited reproduction of photographs possible. Together with the Verein Prozessor Aarau, the Stadtmuseum Aarau produces salt print paper with you in their darkroom. From sensitising the paper, exposing it, to developing and fixing it, you can experience all the steps. The workshop begins in the permanent exhibition of the Stadtmuseum Aarau, where you will look at historical salt print papers from the middle of the 19th century in the group and learn something about this technique, which was a milestone in the history of photography.
Topic: Making salt print papers yourself: sensitizing, exposing, fixing
Date: Sunday, 25 October 2020
Duration: about 70 minutes. Several slots starting at: 12.30 p.m., 1.15 p.m. , 2.30 p.m., and 3.15 p.m.
Suitable for adults and teenagers from 12 years of age in company.
Location: Stadtmuseum Aarau
Workshop leader: Daniela Nowakowski, Stadtmuseum Aarau
Number of participants: limited number of seats