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Lectures and Book Signings
Picturing Landscape through Nineteenth-Century Photographic Processes

May 6 at 11:00
East Building Auditorium

France Scully Osterman, artist, educator, lecturer at Scully & Osterman Studio, and guest scholar at George Eastman Museum

France Scully Osterman provides an overview of historical photographic processes used to create works in the exhibition East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography. Osterman demonstrates how to make cyanotypes and salted paper prints, two popular 19th-century photographic processes. Beginning with coating papers by hand, she prints the light-sensitive papers with collodion negatives, and she then elaborates on the similarities between the salted paper and albumen printing processes and how they were toned. Osterman also shows examples of photographic techniques, including retouching negatives and waxing prints.

This program is made possible by the James D. and Kathryn K. Steele Fund for Photography.

Photo by Mark Osterman

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