Online Class: Brenton Hamilton, Photography’s Proto Photographers
November 17, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Online Class: Brenton Hamilton
Photography’s Proto Photographers
Tuesday, November 17, 2:30 – 4:00pm
$35 / Limit 55
Purchase your spot below before 5:00pm, Monday, November 16.
We will meet through Zoom conferencing and a URL will be sent to those who register the evening before.
Photography’s prehistory is a discrete period from 1800 until the late 1820’s. Full of concepts, archaic chemistry and some of the greatest stories of the emergent medium. 19th century science, the quest to draw and make pictures – Nationalism and fascination. Join historian Brenton Hamilton for his outline of this exciting emergent period, as the medium asserts itself.
Brenton Hamilton is a working artist using photography, especially devoted to the use of 19th century photography methods in experimental ways. He has devoted his career to the history and practice of cyanotype, gum bichromate and platinum as base materials for his stories and images within his personal work, which is frequently embellished with gold and silver and paint.
In addition to his practice, Hamilton is an educator at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine and has taught these materials and methodologies for nearly 30 years to hundreds if not thousands of students. He has an MFA in photography, exhibits regularly and is a full time instructor working with students in darkroom techniques, the history and development of photography as a cultural force, and many disciplines within photography’s scope. A 25 year retrospective monograph highlighting Hamilton’s work has just been released in 2020. The essay was written by the critic, Lyle Rexer. To order A Blue Idyll, Hamilton’s beautiful book, visit his website >