Sat & Sun, August 16 & 17, 10am-4pm
William Wilson: Tintype Photography
A select group joined New Mexico Diné artist William Wilson in a two-day workshop, during which he introduced participants to the history and process of tintype photography. A tintype is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of iron coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photographic emulsion. Workshop participants will print onto anodized aluminum to create their own tintype photographs to take home.
Wilson's Talking Tintypes, on view in the Digital Latin America exhibition at 516 ARTS, merged the analog process of wet plate photography with post-production modern technologies to bring these still images to life. Like a QR code, the viewer can "scan" the image with a smart device and watch it come to life to tell the stories Wilson so passionately wishes to preserve and convey from indigenous people.
Harwood Art Center's 6th Street Studio
1029 6th Street NW, Albuquerque
FEE: $200, all materials included, pre-registration required, space is limited
REGISTER: 505-242-6367, www.harwoodartcenter.org