This workshop at the Penumbra Foundation will cover the materials and methods for producing color separated negatives to make full color gum bichromate prints. Students will be introduced to the history of gum bichromate printing. Digital workflow will be discussed in detail. Students will learn the variables involved and how to manipulate the negatives to produce desired the quality of prints. Knowledge of photoshop is a plus but not required.
Instructor: Tony Gonzalez
Dates: December 8th and 9th, 2018
Location: The Penumbra Foundation
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
About Tony Gonzalez:
Tony Gonzalez is an artist currently living in New York City. He received his BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art and his MFA from Yale University. In addition to working as a fine art photographer, Gonzalez has taught photography for over 25 years including at The Cooper Union, Pratt Institute and New York University. Since 2002, Gonzalez has been teaching full-time at Queens College, CUNY and is currently a Tenured Professor and Chair of the Art Department. Gonzalez is a contributing author for The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, Second Edition and Third Edition by Christopher James and is featured most recently in the news book Gum Printing, A Step-by-Step Manual Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice by Christina Z. Anderson and Alternate Processes in Photography by Brian Arnold. Gonzalez’s current work is a series of nudes: “Bathers”, “Bedroom”, “NAIADS”, and most recently “Pool” which combines the vintage printing technique of Gum Bichromate and digital technologies. In 2016, “NAIADS” was featured in the Arezzo & Fotografia Biennial for photography in Arezzo, Italy.
For more information visit the workshop page at The Penumbra Foundation!