Mordançage is a technique created by Jean-Pierre Sudre in the 1960s and is based on a late 19th-century process known as etch-bleach, gelatin relief, or reverse relief.
Mordançage results a unique photographic effect, and each print is a one-of-a-kind piece. It inspires visual similarities to other mediums such as painting and relief sculpture, blurring the line between photography and printmaking. Workshop participants will use basic black and white analog darkroom printing processes and learn how to apply the mordancage chemistry to achieve painterly and illustrative effects including bleach/etch, veils, and redevelopment. We will view examples, discuss photographic paper choices, chemical mixing, safety and disposal and each student will leave with at least one finished print.
Participants will need to bring black and white negatives, digital image files, or materials for photograms and Ilford Warmtone RC glossy photo paper is preferred but other RC glossy photo paper may work. If needed, photo paper can be purchased at the time of registration for $30+ tax.
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