How would you like to learn one of the earliest photographic processes known to man? CAP is having a Daguerreotype workshop this weekend with Jason Greenberg Motamedi (pictured in Daguerreotype above), and there are a few spots left!
Daguerreotypy is a challenging art form, but hugely rewarding. In a world where digital is key and our lives are ruled by the screen, learn to create an image object To quote Jason, “For me the most gratifying aspect of the Daguerreotype is its presence or—to make up a word—its thing-ness.” Get back to that feeling of holding a print in your hand, and go beyond. You can register for the workshop here.
If you’re thinking this will be all dudes in suits with big mustaches, think again! There’s a whole community out there of Contemporary Daguerreotypists making modern work with this 19th century process. Check out our partner C-Dags for some more information about contemporary daguerreotypes.
Not up for a full-on, all-out daguerreotype workshop, but curious to learn more? CAP is also hosting Photography’s First Century, a history of photography lecture series with fine art appraiser Jennifer Stoots, and the first lecture this thursday night is all about daguerreotypes! Register here!