Workshop: Photogram – The Camera-less Photograph
Centre for Contemporary Photography and Strange Neighbour Gallery, Fitzroy.
19 July 2014
The photogram represents a unique art form that requires only the action of light on a photosensitive substrate.
This one-day workshop will begin with a brief introduction to the history of the photogram and its context in contemporary art. Students will then have the opportunity to learn the technique of creating unique photograms in the darkroom, using a number of props and objects. The workshop will introduce students to the photographic enlarger and black and white photographic chemistry and students will leave the course with 5, 8 x 10 inch resin coated gelatin sliver prints. They will also have the opportunity to create one large Photogram up to 12 x 16 inches. Individual feedback will be provided as well as a group discussion of results.
Linsey Gosper is the director of Strange Neighbour, a contemporary art gallery based in Melbourne with a B+W darkroom onsite. She is a photographic artist and sessional lecturer at Monash University Art Design & Architecture.