Julie Pasila

Introduction to Lumen Printing - Toronto Islands Edition



September 19, 2020

September 19, 2020 11:00 AM

Often referred to as a solar photogram, lumen printing is a cameraless, experimental image-making technique that exposes black and white photographic papers to daylight. The unconventional use of photographic materials opens up a unique colour palette, as well as the potential for continuous experimentation and exploration. Working in-the-field on the Toronto Islands, participants will learn how to expose, manipulate and develop their own lumen prints using a variety of photographic paper types and foraged/found materials.

$120 Members of Gallery 44
$150 Non-Members of Gallery 44

No previous experience is required. All materials will be provided.  

Participants should take the 10:00AM ferry to Centre Island and Julie Pasila will meet everyone at the dock on the Island. Ferry tickets can be purchased in advance: https://secure.toronto.ca/FerryTicketOnline/tickets2/index.jsp and are not included in the cost of the workshop.

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Please note that COVID-19 related safety measures will be in effect, including the mandatory masking of all participants* throughout the workshop, an effort to remain 6ft away from each other during the creation process as well as sanitary precautions. If you have questions or concerns, kindly e-mail Leila Fatemi, Curator of Education and Community Outreach at

*Participants who are not feeling well prior to the workshop are urged to stay home, refunds will be issued for anyone unable to attend due to being unwell.

Julie Pasila is a Toronto-based artist working with analogue photographic processes. Her current work brings light-sensitive photographic papers out of the darkroom and into the field to create one-to-one impressions of the landscape. She received her MFA from Ryerson University in 2011 and her BFA from the University of Guelph in 2007. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe.