Barbara Maloney

Barbara Maloney from Dayton, Maryland, USA shows us her Photopolymer gravures prints and temperaprints.
From: Dayton, Maryland, USA.
Shows: Photopolymer gravure intagio prints and Tempera prints.

Barbara Maloney is a photographer and printmaker who was born in Washington, DC., lived for several years in London, and who now makes her home in Dayton, Maryland. Working primarily with alternative photographic processes, she has been an exhibiting artist for over twenty-five years. She got her first “real” camera (an Olympus OM-1) shortly after the birth of her first child. She loved what she could do with it and how it made her world so much larger. Within a month of taking her first photograph, she knew that she wanted to spend the rest of her life making images.

Early on, she moved from straight photography to the alternative world. After a few years of playing with Polaroid emulsion transfers and infrared films, she turned on to the alchemy of cyanotype and gum bichromate. While living in London, she was fortunate to be able to study the temperaprint process with the late Peter Fredrick. These days she works primarily with temperaprint and photopolymer gravure.

Barbara teaches photography at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland and alternative photography at Photoworks, Glen Echo Park, in Bethesda, Maryland.

“Working with alternative processes takes the joy of photography into an almost magical realm of creativity. It is the place where light, paint, ink, the human heart, and the human hand all merge together.”

More about Barbara:
Articles and books

Photographer is also featured in:

Alternative Photography: Art and Artists, Edition I


  • Email: barbaramaloney (at)
  • Website
Recommended reading on Photopolymer, gravure, solarplates and printmaking
Polymer Photogravure: A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice by Clay Harmon

Polymer Photogravure: A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice

by Clay Harmon

Clear and easy-to-understand instructions.

Printmaking in the Sun

Printmaking in the Sun

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Covering the solarprint, or the photopolymer process, an inspiring read!

Copper Plate Photogravure – Demystifying the Process

Copper Plate Photogravure – Demystifying the Process

by David Morrish and Marlene MacCallum

Step-by-step basic printing procedures for a photogravure plate, complete with trouble shooting information.

The Complete Printmaker

The Complete Printmaker

by John Ross, Jim Ross, Tim Ross

Step by step through the history and techniques of over forty-five print-making methods.

2 thoughts on “Barbara Maloney”

  1. Thanks, Patrick. I need to get back into printmaking mode with the Temperaprints…Life always seems to be interfering. LOL How about you?? Are you doing any printmaking?

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