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Workshop: Black and White Film Basics with Hernease Davis


  • The Penumbra Foundation 36 East 30th Street New York, NY, 10016 United States (map)
©Hernease Davis

©Hernease Davis

In this 4 week workshop at the Penumbra Foundation, Hernease Davis will take students on a crash course of analog photography darkroom techniques. With each weak of the workshop covering a specific aspect of developing and printing 35mm and medium format film. Session one will be dedicated to developing film, the next to contract sheets and darkroom orientation, and a final session on print production.

Included with the tuition for this workshop, Penumbra Foundation will provide a starter pack of film and paper and all chemistry needed for the duration of the workshop for each session. Any supplemental materials will need to be purchased by the attendee.

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About Hernease Davis:
Hernease Davis earned her M.F.A from the International Center of Photography – Bard College. Her current body of work uses photograms, cyanotypes, performance and craft to emphasize self-care through the artistic process. The solo exhibition of her current series, A Womb of My Own (Mistakes Were Made in Development) opened at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY in May, 2018. Her work was selected for Photography Now 2016 at the Center of Photography at Woodstock and was included in The Surface of Things at the Houston Center of Photography, an exhibition featuring photographers working with camera-less techniques. She has also exhibited with the ICP, Foley Gallery, Rush Arts, and the Camera Club of Los Angeles. Hernease currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. 

For more information visit the workshop page at The Penumbra Foundation!