Salted Paper Printing Workshop

Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25 / 10 AM – 2 PM

Instructor: Courtney Johnson

Cost: $245 Members, $275 Non Members

In this two-day, hands-on Salted Paper Print Workshop, you’ll be introduced to the historic salt print process. This starts with learning all the steps in the process to make the delicate brownish photographs, which includes hand-coating paper with light-sensitive chemistry and making exposures in the sun. We will discuss historic examples of salted paper prints and variations in the process from materials to technique. Participants will make prints from digital negatives as well as photograms, like those made in England in the 1830s by William Henry Fox Talbot, the inventor of the process. Participants should also bring digital imagery to use in the salted paper printing process.

Courtney Johnson specializes in alternative process and experimental photography and is one of the leading scholars on the photographic cliché-verre technique. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions in New York, Miami, San Francisco, and Richmond and is included in numerous permanent collections.

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Courtney Johnson

Cape Fear 2% salinity, 2017
salted paper print with Cape Fear River water

Galveston 12% salinity, 2017
salted paper print with Gulf of Mexico water

Mobile Bay 2% salinity, 2017,
salted paper print with Mobile Bay water