Symposium on the History, Chemistry and Art of Platinum and Palladium Photography
From the inception of photography there has been interplay of science with art. Imparting a chemical transformation by the action of light to create a lasting image was a lofty goal that now is both commonplace and oft forgotten. Yet, understanding both the chemistry behind a photographic process and the reasons photographers employed particular media provides insight into the history of these inherently chemical processes, guides the conservation of culturally important materials, and informs modern practicing photographers.
A symposium held in Washington, D.C., this fall (October 22-23) will delve into the history, chemistry and art of platinum and palladium photography. A detailed list of the talks is attached. Information regarding registration for the symposium and related tours (October 21 and 24) can be found at: http://www.conservation-us.org/platinum
Poster (PDF, 283 Kb)
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