The Intermediate Black and White Workshop is designed for those with some basic darkroom experience looking to learn more advanced and archival techniques in the darkroom to further develop their skills. It is also ideal for photographers who need a refresher on archival or non-archival printing. Participants must provide their own fiber-based paper, up to 16” x 20” in size. They also have the option to print with RC paper (provided by the gallery). Instructor Ruth Kaplan will cover the techniques and challenges of printing, from enlarger and tray processing to the final wash and print flattening. Darkroom Basics workshop is recommended prior to taking this workshop but not mandatory based on participants’ experience.
Ruth Kaplan is a documentary-based photographer whose work explores a variety of themes such as the social behaviour of bathers in communal hot springs, participants in rituals of spirituality and most recently, refugee shelters in Canadian/U.S.A. border cities including Detroit, Buffalo and Fort Erie. Her first monograph, Bathers, has recently been published by Damiani.
Kaplan has exhibited internationally and is represented by the Stephen Bulger Gallery. Her editorial work can be found in major Canadian and international publications, she has received numerous grants and awards and is currently photography professor at OCAD University and Ryerson University.