Photography Workshops at Penland

Workshops are open to serious students of all levels unless specified in course description; beginners welcome.


spring concentration
march 8 - may 1, 2015


Dan Estabrook, Small Fires,

gum bichromate with watercolor, gouache,

19 x 15 inches

Dan Estabrook
Photography in Reverse

This workshop will take a close look at the technological and aesthetic history of photography—backwards. Starting with our phones and contemporary cameras, we’ll work our way from digital photography into its chemical ancestors, covering drugstore color prints and black-and-white darkroom work and then into the nineteenth century: wet plate images, daguerreotypes, and early paper processes. Each week will be anchored by a full day of discussion and critique of each student’s work. Be ready: we’re going to do everything. All levels. Code S00P

Studio artist making contemporary art using 19th century photographic techniques; NEA fellowship; subject of documentary film by Anthropy Arts; recent exhibitions: Daniel Cooney Fine Art (NYC); representation: Catherine Edelman Gallery (Chicago), Jackson Fine Art (Atlanta).