With record heat waves and natural disasters happening regularly around the globe, there is no better time than now to be making work about our enduring connection with the land. This workshop will introduce participants to a range of experimental techniques to reinterpret their landscape images. We will discuss landscape photography’s importance during the unfolding climate crisis, examining the work of several contemporary artists against the backdrop of traditional landscape photography.
Participants will work in the darkroom with their own negatives, experimenting with print manipulation processes such as photograms, solarization, selective development and chemigrams. Additional resources will available to continue experimenting beyond the workshop.
Basic darkroom skills recommended but not required. Participants should bring black and white negatives and/or natural objects such as leaves, flowers, etc.
People, Places, Things: Experimental Processes is a three-part course offered by Gallery 44. From chemigrams to polaroid transfers to disrupting images through various techniques, each workshop will focus on a different process or approach to working with photography. This course is an introduction to the possibilities of the image, encouraging experimentation and play. Workshops are suitable for any level of experience—participants can enroll for one or all workshops depending on their learning goals.
Poetic Activism: Alternative Approaches to Landscape Photography
Film Freeform: Polaroid Emulsion Lift
Facelift: Cut and Fold Techniques for Portraits
All 3 workshops – $310 (members) / $360 (non-members) - please email email@example.com for Course Registration.
Individual workshops are individually priced, please see details on each workshop page and register via Eventbrite.
Ella Morton (she/her) is a Canadian visual artist and filmmaker living in Tkaronto/ Toronto. Her expedition-based practice has brought her to residencies and projects across Canada, Scandinavia and Antarctica. Working primarily with lens-based media, she uses experimental analogue processes to capture the sublime and fragile qualities of remote landscapes.
She has exhibited her work internationally, including shows at Lonsdale Gallery (Toronto), Foley Gallery (New York), Contemporary Calgary (Calgary), Galérie AVE (Montréal), Idea Exchange (Cambridge), the Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins, CO), Photographic Center Northwest (Seattle), the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art (Kelowna) and Hanstholm Art Space (Denmark). Her work has been featured in a variety of publications including the NPR Picture Show, Better Photography Magazine, Analog Forever Magazine, Lenscratch, the Toronto Star and the British Journal of Photography. She is a sessional photography instructor at York University.