World cyanotype day – last Saturday in September

World Cyanotype Day 2020
The 2022 theme is “Enlighten”.

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 30th of September 2023. 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 2023

If you know of more locations around the world doing exhibitions, please let us know and we’ll post them here.

 

AlternativePhotography.com – that is us – Gallery on the website starting a week before the day and also on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.
For everyone globally.

How to enter:
Send your cyanotype by email – see the yellow panel on the right of this page. Open for entries 30th September 2023. Deadline 7 October 2023, midnight, your own timezone.

Please make our lives a little easier and follow ALL steps: Which will be available in the yellow panel to the right when we start taking entries. —->
Also tag your images on Inta posts with @alternativephotography_com

Where will the cyanotypes be on display?

World Cyanotype Day – This is the official World Cyanotype Day that we support. It will be on the WCD website, their facebook group and Instagram account.
For everyone globally.

How to enter:
Join the World Cyanotype Day Facebook group and email cyanotypes to db Dennis Waltrip on entries.worldcyanotypeday@gmail.com. Read more on website. Deadline: TO BE ANNOUNCED.

Where will the cyanotypes be on display?

A Smith Gallery, Texas, USA – PARTICIPATION IS NOT YET VERIFIED FOR 2023
Will not have a gallery for WCD 2022  
A gallery in Australia – PARTICIPATION IS NOT YET VERIFIED FOR 2023
For everyone globally.

How to enter:
Victoria and Doug have moved to Victoria and are currently looking for a venue for a show. Read the interview with Victoria Cooper and Doug Spowart in Melbourne

Where will the cyanotypes be on display?

Blueprint Spain – PARTICIPATION IS NOT YET VERIFIED FOR 2023
How to enter:
Scan a Cyanotype and email it to blueprint@gmx.es with the subject Line WCD 2022.
Where will the cyanotypes be on display?
Virtual book and on Instagram: @blueprint_es
Alternative processes – curates a selection of cyanotypes – PARTICIPATION IS NOT YET VERIFIED FOR 2023
For everyone globally.

How to enter:
Through their website. Deadline: About 5 days before the day (30th September 2023 – TO BE CONFIRMED)

Where will the cyanotypes be on display? A selection of cyanotypes will be displayed on their insta:
@alternativeprocesses and Alternativeprocesses.org/world-cyanotype-day-exhibition
@labclube – PARTICIPATION IS NOT YET VERIFIED FOR 2023
For for artists, collectives, and cultural spaces in Brazil.

How to enter:
Instructions for 2022
Instagram: @labclube Deadline: A week after the day (3rd of October – TO BE CONFIRMED).

Where will the cyanotypes be on display?

They have been doing a video meeting since 2015, and share info on how to make cyanotype on fabric and organizes a catalog.

On their Instagram @labclube and:
Catalogue. You can see the 2020-21 catalogue here

Shootapalooza at the Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville Tennessee – PARTICIPATION IS NOT YET VERIFIED FOR 2023
For everyone globally.

Send flags for the gallery, with dimensions 12×12 inches, need to be received by September 17th (TO BE CONFIRMED). The mailing address is:
The Big Camera
c/o Anna Lawrence
2012 Emoriland Blvd.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917
Ijams website is Ijams.org

Where will the cyanotypes be on display?
Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville Tennessee on September 24th
Social media:
Instagram:  @ijamsnaturecenter Facebook: Ijamsnaturecenter
Instagram: @thebigcamera Facebook: The Big Camera
Oak Gallery Carlsbad, California, USA – PARTICIPATION IS NOT YET VERIFIED FOR 2023
For everyone globally.

How to enter:
From 10am-2pm at Oak Gallery in Carlsbad, California. We will supply all the materials for each person to create their one free 4×6 print compliments of Oak Gallery and its featured photographic artists.  https://oak.gallery/calendar

Deadline TO BE CONFIRMED.

Where will the cyanotypes be on display?
In the gallery Oak Gallery in Carlsbad, California.

 

Instagram users

If you don’t want to send in an entry and instead post from your own account, we encourage you to tag your image with these accounts:

Also use these hashtags:

  • Use these hashtags: #worldcyanotypeday and #worldcyanoday.
  • And if you want more hashtags: #worldcyanotypeday2023 #cyanotypeday #cyanotypeday2023 #wcd #wcd2023

Need to brush up your skills? Here you can learn more

Start learning the cyanotype process in this article: Cyanotype the classic process and when you want to build your skills and deeper into the process, pick up a copy of the book Blueprint to cyanotypes.

Find inspiration by other cyanotype artists’ work

There are plenty of talented cyanotype artists and photographers in the gallery to get inspired by. Do take a look at the cyanotype galleries here.

Read more about World Cyanotype Day and how it all started

World Cyanotype Day came about as a group effort ’round a kitchen table. Here we talk to db Dennis Waltrip, the contact person for the website and the Facebook Group. She does stress that World Cyanotype Day is a group effort and Judy Sherrod – who sadly passed away a few summers ago – was the spark for it all. Read an interview with db Dennis Waltrip on how it all started.

Learn more about Cyanotypes
Blueprint to cyanotypes the book by Malin Fabbri
 

7 thoughts on “World cyanotype day – last Saturday in September”

  1. Dear Malin, it was a pleasure to participate in the World Cyanotype Day international art exhibition, 2021. Thank you Alternative photography for organizing this beautiful unique themed exhibition. It was a pleasure to see so many beautiful Cyanotype artworks. Looking forward to more such exhibitions.

  2. Thank you Malin and all your team for putting together such a vast collection of WCD entries. In my life every day is WCD and it’s wonderful (especially in these times) to have the opportunity to connect with the world wide Cyanotype community. Huge appreciation from all of us for the INTERCONNECTION. Bloemen&BLUE

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