Events

Beginner wet collodion workshop, In person, London (Kensington), 3rd August

This one-day workshop offers the opportunity to learn wet plate collodion- a historical process using silver and light to obtain a unique images on the glass plate.   1. Health & Safety Information 2. Information on wet-plate darkroom equipment-studio work and field work 3. Preparation of chemistry-glass cleaning agent, cadmium-free salted collodion, silver bath, developer , standard fixer. Note on maturing and shelf-life of chemistry 4. Introduction to large format … Read more

Workshop: 3-day Tri-color gum bichromate with Diana Bloomfield, in Silver City, New Mexico, October 26, 27, and 28, 2024. 9 am – 5 pm each day

Workshop: 3-day Tri-color gum bichromate with Diana Bloomfield, in Silver City, New Mexico, October 26, 27, and 28, 2024. 9 am – 5 pm each day. $675.00 plus tax. In this intensive three-day workshop, you will learn how to print in the 19th-century photographic process of gum bichromate. Using color separation negatives, we’ll learn how to make multilayered, tri-color gum bichromate prints on watercolor paper. No prior experience with this … Read more

Juried Exhibition: Solace in Nature, Silver City, New Mexico. Deadline June 23, 2024

Solace in Nature, a juried Alternative Process exhibition at Light Art Space in Silver City, New Mexico. Juried by Christina Z Anderson. The deadline to submit is June 23, 2024. Details of event: In times of uncertainty, many artists seek quiet, and calm found outdoors. Nature can be a symphony that soothes the senses. Time in nature helps distance world events, while encouraging us to slow down and relearn what … Read more

Magazine submission: The Hand Magazine. Due quarterly at end of February, May, August and November

The Hand Magazine is an independent publication focusing on printmaking and alternative process photography. All types of printmaking and photography are welcome including digital. We look for idiosyncratic, experimental, unique, cross-process, mixed-media, and hand-printed work. We look for work that is purposeful in its craft, compelling in its storytelling and/ or vision. We never have themes! We want a variety of processes, approaches, ages, experience, backgrounds, identities, and content. Submission … Read more

Residency, 22-25 August, Portugal

The residencies are a collaboration between TIRA-OLHOS – Associação de Fotografia Experimental and a Festival of Analogue Photography. They will happen in Chamusca (Santarém, Portugal) and accomodation is included.   From 22nd to 25th August, we’ll be hosting the team from Sustainable Darkroom (UK), who will run an immersive workshop on sustainable practices in photography. Full program here.  

Residency, 22-26 July, Portugal

The residencies are a collaboration between TIRA-OLHOS – Associação de Fotografia Experimental and a Festival of Analogue Photography. They will happen in Chamusca (Santarém, Portugal) and accomodation is included.   From 22nd to 26th July, author Vincenzo Caniparoli (IT) will be sharing his experience with Mordançage and Cuprotype. Full program here.  

Call for Entries: Where Darkness and Light are Blue and White, deadline July 1, 2024

“In the cyanotypes you arrive in this world where darkness and light are blue and white.” – Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost The Pearl Conard Art Gallery at The Ohio State University at Mansfield is seeking contemporary artwork utilizing the cyanotype process for possible display in our space during autumn semester 2024. Our unique gallery space has glass walls that show a panoramic view of OSU Mansfield’s 600 acres of woodlands, … Read more

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Workshop: 2 day Artful Cyanotypes – CYANOTYPE ON FABRIC AND PLAYING WITH PATTERN with Lucy Perry Suffolk UK 9TH & 10TH JULY 2024

CYANOTYPE ON FABRIC AND PLAYING WITH PATTERN – learn how to cyanotype onto fabric and develop your own body of work over two days with artist and photography/art teacher Lucy Perry. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience of cyanotypes – we will be focussing on making images from objects and plant forms on fabrics – we will also look at ways to produce repeating patterns on fabric.  Beautiful … Read more

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Workshop: 2 day Artful Cyanotypes – WET CYANOTYPES & CREATING VIBRANT COLOUR with Lucy Perry Suffolk UK 4th AND 5th JUNE 2024

WET CYANOTYPES & CREATING VIBRANT COLOUR Learn the wet cyanotype process and develop your own body of work over two days with artist and photography/art teacher Lucy Perry. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience of cyanotypes – we will be focussing on making images from objects and plant forms using wet cyanotype techniques and adding colour with pigments during the exposure process. Beautiful location in heart of Suffolk … Read more

Group Exhibit: “Alternate Paths 2024”, Lumiere Photo, Rochester, NY, 4th to 26th Oct 2024

The 4th annual “Alternate Paths” exhibit returns in Oct 2024, featuring work by a group of Rochester-NY-area photographers and artists who are all practicing different alternative photographic processes. Expect to see cyanotypes, tin types, photogravures, polymergravures, kallitypes, anthotypes, lumen prints, chemigrams, watergrams, and more! We look forward each year to highlighting some of the exciting ways artists are practicing photography today, and how the marriage between the way the images … Read more

All images from WCD 2023

World cyanotype day – last Saturday in September

Once a year the cyanotype gets special attention. Since 2015 the cyanotype is celebrated on the last Saturday in September in the yearly event World cyanotype Day (WCD for short). The next time is the 28th of September 2024. Subscribe to the Cyanotype Newsletter, and you will be notified. Beginner or seasoned cyanotyper, don’t hesitate to take part! How to take part in World Cyanotype Day 2024 – theme to … Read more

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Workshop: Camera-less Photography with Stig M. Weston, June 4 – 9, Norway

Location: This workshop will take place at SAGA, Senter For Fotografi, which is located in Inderøy, considered one of the most beautiful cultural landscapes in Norway. Closest airport is Trondheim International Airport, Værnes, with train connections to Inderøy.   DETAILS: Join award winning photographer and artist Stig M. Weston on a workshop where we will be ‘playing outside the box’ as we experiment with creating photographs without the use of a traditional camera. … Read more

Calendar & Journal – Composites – Alternative Photographic Processes

The 2025 Calendar and Journal event has the theme “Composites”! Now closed for entries, read how to take part. Composites theme: Combining images from separate sources, replacing selected parts of an image, multiple exposures or collages of images. You can also combine different processes and materials. Of course ANY alternative processes are allowed! To read more about how each image is a composite, click on it and read the text … Read more

Take part in our 2024 events!

We thought we’d give you a heads-up so you can put these 4 events on your calendar for 2024. Our Calendar event and our Special Members Only event are for Supporting Members only. World Anthotype Day and World Cyanotype Day are open to everyone. Don’t hesitate to take part! Our events in 2024 in short: Calendar event. Closed for entries, soon the calendar, journal and book will be ready. See … Read more

Agora Experimental Photo Festival courses

Agora courses from Experimental Photo Festival

Agora – workshops and courses from Experimental Photo Festival Courses and workshops from our friends at the Experimental Photo Festival –  you know the guys who do the festival in Barcelona every year – we have a 20% discount on ALL THEIR ONLINE COURSES that usually cost 100 Euros. Take a course in Historical techniques, Sun printing or Monograph. Read about the courses here Use this link to get the … Read more

World Cyanotype Day

Call for entries: World Cyanotype Day – Open 28th of September – 4th of October

28th of September 2024 is WCD! We will open for entries on the 28th of September. In 2023 290 artists from 40 (!) countries sent in cyanotypes! I mean, 40, the number is incredible! This is truly a worldwide event! Check them all out here:   https://www.alternativephotography.com/gallery/gallery-by-process/world-cyanotype-day-2023-gallery/ This year’s gallery will be here:   https://www.alternativephotography.com/world-cyanotype-day-2024-gallery/ All of you really made the day – thank you! To get notified of the … Read more

Festival: EXP.24 International Festival on Experimental Photography, July, 24-28th, 2024, Barcelona, Spain

Details of event: More than 300 international artists and photography lovers will meet with the aim of generating a common space to share, learn and discuss experimental photography in its many facets: from the creation of cameras, optics, and films to printing processes, intervention, and production of copies, exhibitions, and photobooks. The non-profit Association Experimentaphotofestival has been created with the aim of making this event possible based on horizontality, gender … Read more