Palladium printing is one of the most beautiful and truly archival photographic processes dating back to the mid 1900’s. Palladium is one of the “noble” metals and is closely related to platinum, also used in printing processes. In this one day workshop Loli Kantor will teach the palladium process from coating the paper with a brush, to exposing the negative to ultraviolet light and developing to clearing the salts. The result is a finished print consisting of pure palladium.
Loli was drawn to palladium prints by their exquisite tonality and the incredible detail in the highlights which is unique to this process. She makes small works from medium format negatives, sometimes using a sequence of images on 11×15 inch paper creating a large negative white space around the images. Loli studied under two master printers, Craig Barber and later David Michael Kennedy, whose techniques she adopted and will teach in the workshop.
What you will learn:
- A brief history of the platinum/palladium process
- Techniques of the palladium process
- Overview of palladium chemistry
- Coating fine art paper with the emulsion using a brush
- Exposure, development and making the final print
- Final critique and wrap-up discussion
You will leave with 2-3 prints at the end of this exciting workshop.
What to bring:
- You will need to bring negatives, either film or digital negative, medium format to maximum size 4×5.
- Cost per person is $285 early registration, $310 late registration.
- Workshop price includes lunch and a $40 materials and chemistry lab fee.
- Doors open at 8:45am.
- Workshop starts promptly at 9am and ends at 5pm.
- Advance registration and payment is required.
- Maximum number of students is 10, minimum number to make a class is 6.
- Parking is available on the street or in the adjacent lot at Electric Light & Power.
- Please bring negatives, either film or digital negative, medium format to maximum size 4×5.
Q: Is lunch included in the workshop?
A: Yes, we will be bringing in lunch.
Q: How will I know if a workshop makes or not?
A: If a class doesn’t make and has to be cancelled, you will receive an email no later than 2 days before the scheduled class date.
Q: What if I have to cancel?
A: Details on cancellations are on our Policies page.
Q: I have other questions. Who do I contact?
A: That’s easy. Use the Contact page to email us directly with any questions.
Loli Kantor is an Israeli/American fine art and documentary photographer whose work centers in personal, community and cultural memory.
Kantor’s most recent work focuses on Jewish presence in east central Europe. For expressing past and present and a timeless look at a people and a culture, Kantor chose to work in color as well as in the palladium process, creating small works comprised of single and multi-frames. The print sizes are similar to snapshots referring back to the 40s and 50s.
Her monograph Beyond The Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, 2004-2012, (University of Texas Press in 2014) has received acclaim in such publications as The New Yorker and American Statesman and has been featured in interviews on Public Radio International’s The World and on National Public Radio.