Project Basho Newsletter, February 2009
In This Issue
-Spring Semester in Full Force
-ONWARD Web Gallery & First Review on Artblog
-Daguerreotypes at Basho
-Upcoming Events at Basho
-Upcoming Classes and Workshops
Spring Semester in Full Force
Our spring semester has begun. Many new students have been attracted to our new introductory Photographic Vision Digital I class which is offered in tandem with our analog Photographic Vision I class. It's exciting to have more offerings and new faces joining us at the studio.
We have more workshops and classes coming up soon including Learning your Digital SLR and Photoshop for Photographers. We are also offering workshops on Scanning and Creating Digital Negatives which will both feature hybrid processes between digital and analog.
For the complete listing of classes and workshops, please visit our website. To register, simply fill out the online registration form or contact the office directly.
ONWARD Web Gallery & First Review on Artblog
The Web Gallery for Onward '09 can now be viewed on our site. This online version of ONWARD '09 includes 73 photographs by 69 photographers. You can see the entire show online.
Also, ONWARD '09 received a favorable review from ArtBlog, a respected art review site in Philadelphia. Titled "ONWARD and upwards with Project Basho," the article features the works by Sarah Kaufman, Isaac Schell, Phil Jackson, and Shane Butler and you can read what Roberta has to say about the show.
Daguerreotypes at Project Basho
In March, we are inviting Takashi Arai from Japan to host a special series of Daguerreotype events. Arai is an emerging photographer who makes Daguerreotype portraits and landscapes. As our featured photographer for March, Arai was interviewed about his influences and how he came about re-discovering the daguerreotype process for his work.
He will conduct a public lecture on March 13th and a demonstration on the 15th. We will also host a portrait session where you can be the subject and have your photograph taken with this process. And we are working with local schools to run a one day workshop/demonstrations while Takashi Arai is in Philadelphia.
To coincide with the Daguerreian Society Symposium, we are working closely with the Library Company of Philadelphia and other cultural institutions in the area to run a series of Daguerreotype exhibitions and events this fall. This is part of our continuing effort to raise public awareness of historical processes as well as Philadelphia's contribution to the development of photography.
The details for all the Daguerreotype events will follow in the coming weeks. If you are interested in any of these events, please feel free to contact us.
Upcoming Events at Basho
February 22nd, 4 pm - 6 pm
Admission: Open and Free to Public
Lecture by Takashi Arai on Contemporary Daguerreotypes
March 13th, 7pm
Details will follow
Public Demonstration by Takashi Arai
March 15th, 7 pm
Details will follow
Upcoming Classes & Workshops
Learning Your Digital SLR (Saturday, February 21st)
- This class will show you how to take advantage of the most modern sophisticated cameras for your creative needs.
Introduction to Mac (Saturday, February 28th)
- This short and concise class will introduce you to Macintosh computers in a friendly manner. Upon completion of the class, students will be ready for more powerful software and applications for their creative exploration.
Carbon Printing (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday February 27th, 28th, & March 1st) -
- The carbon print is a direct transfer process where the initial image is transferred to a final support paper. The workshop will cover, making the carbon tissue, sensitizing the tissue, making the print and transferring the image.
100 Pictures a Week (Thursdays, March 5, 19, April 2 & 16)
- This is a class for those who want to produce more images yet need a support structure. The class setting will provide a pretext to photograph more under guidance and critiques with like-minded photographers.
Photoshop for Photographers (Mondays, March 9 - 30)
- The course will deliver a broad understanding of the core tools in Photoshop along with important introductions to digital imaging concepts like: pixels, resolution, resampling, jpegs, color.
Wet Plate Collodion (Saturday & Sunday, March 28 & 29)
- Wet plate collodion is one of the earliest photographic processes, has been experiencing a resurgence of interest in recent years. This resurgence is primarily because of the beauty and uniqueness of the images created. In this workshop, you will learn how to create wet plate positive images (Tintype and Ambrotype) as well as wet plate negatives.
– Re-introducing Photography to Philadelphia –
1305 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122