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Wet-Plate Collodion Workshop with Keliy Anderson-Staley

Related Member: Keliy Anderson-Staley

May 15, 9 am - 4 pm

SPE invites you to join us for this rare opportunity to work directly with world-renowned artist Keliy Anderson-Staley. Well known for her work with the 19th century wet-plate collodion tintype process, Anderson-Staley is a leading figure in contemporary photography today. Registrants will learn first-hand how tintypes are made and will leave with their very own tintype!

The tintype process is a complex yet incredibly fascinating process. The resulting image bears a milky, almost haunting, looking surface that elicits timelessness despite its contemporary context. Participants will learn how tintypes were made in the 19th century and will have the opportunity to make some of their own. From the preparation of the chemistry through the exposing and developing to the final varnishing of the plate, all steps will be covered. Participants will be able to make still lifes or portraits of one another. Feel free to bring something you are interested in photographing! Space is limited, register early to reserve your spot.

All materials and equipment will be provided. Lunch is included in the price of the ticket. $225 / members, $350 / not yet members

This workshop is generously sponsored by Bostick & Sullivan. | 505-474-0890

Click here to register for Keliy's tintype workshop


About the Artist:

Keliy Anderson-Staley is a Texas-based artist. She is nationally known for her portrait work in the 19th century wet-plate collodion tintype process, of which she has worked with for over eleven years. She currently lives in Houston, TX. She holds a BA from Hampshire College in Massachusetts and an MFA from Hunter College in New York. Major exhibitions include shows at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Southeast Museum of Photography, and the Houston Center for Photography. Anderson Staley was a 2008 New York Foundation for the Arts photography Fellow. Anderson-Staley is an assistant professor at the University of Houston and is represented by Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago. She recently published a book of her tintype portraits under the title, On a Wet Bough, with Waltz Books.

Anderson-Staley's exhibition [Hyphen] Americans will be on view at the SPE National Office, May 13 - July 29. Click here to learn more.

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