Weekend Workshop with Daniel Coburn:
Cyanotype Printing & Toning in the Digital Age

A program for PhotoSummer 2015

During this two-day immersion workshop, participants will learn the art of cyanotype printing, a technique that rivals the tonal range and seductive quality of platinum prints. By carefully utilizing the modern cyanotype process and finetuning a set of digital negatives, workshop participants will learn to make pristine cyanotype prints. This 19th century process is as versatile and economical as it is beautiful.

Daniel Coburn, master of alternative process printing and beloved teacher, will instruct students on how to tone cyanotype prints with a variety of rich colors and hues. This process is relatively non-toxic, and printing techniques can be carried out in normal ambient light, which makes this printing technique ideal for a home workshop or studio.

Photographers and artists of all skill levels can learn and enjoy this printing process, and experimentation is highly encouraged! The only prerequisite is a basic knowledge of Photoshop.

Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, June 13 & 14, 10am-5pm
Location: University of New Mexico
 $250, space is limited, pre-registration required
Register: 505-242-1445, teresa@516arts.org

About Daniel Coburn: Daniel W. Coburn is a photographer and professor whose work and research investigates the family photo album employed as one component of a visual infrastructure that supports the flawed ideology of the American Dream. His work has been published widely, most recently appearing in the International New York Times. He received his MFA with distinction from UNM in 2013, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Photo Media at the University of Kansas.


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PhotoSummer is a new collaborative initiative that strives to represent and actively promote historical and contemporary photography in New Mexico. PhotoSummer 2015 features exhibitions and public programs in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, focusing on contemporary photography that spans regional, national and international artists, curators and scholars. 


Image: Daniel Coburn, Untitled, 2014, toned modern cyanotype print