Louisville Photo Biennial
UofL’s Photographic Archive will present “Collecting Shadows – Works by The Calotype Society” Oct. 1-Dec. 18 in the Ekstrom Library.
Invented in 1840 by William Henry Fox Talbot, the calotype is one of the earliest photograph processes. By coating cotton writing paper with silver salts, Talbot was able to freeze fleeting images. In 2010, a group of more than 200 enthusiasts formed to share interests in the culture, history and aesthetic qualities of the paper negative. This is the first exhibition featuring the work of the Calotype Society.
Irish artist Fionnbharr O Suilleabha also will hold a one-day Calotype workshop on Oct. 4 and a two-day workshop Oct. 10 and 11. Contact Laura Hartford at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Detailed descriptions of the exhibits and activities, as well as a calendar of events, may be found on our Web site louisvillephotobiennial.com