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Online Class – Brenton Hamilton:
The Rise of Color Photography
Tuesday, July 21, 2:30-4:00pm PST
$35   /  Limit 50 students

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We will meet through Zoom conferencing and a URL will be sent to those who register the evening before.

Join historian Brenton Hamilton as he describes the ascent of color photography as a medium. Color appears early as an early desire in photography and vigorous experiments occur even in the 19th Century. But the legitimizing of color photography is a 20th century event – Brenton will illustrate this rise and interest in color as a photographic practice. He will also describe the reactions from the museums and curators as well as the cultural reactions to this new medium.

Bio
I am a working artist using photography, especially devoted to the use of 19th century photography methods in experimental ways. I have devoted my career to the history and practice of cyanotype, gum bichromate and platinum as base materials for my stories and images within my personal work. Frequently embellished with gold and silver and paint.

In addition to practice, I am an educator at Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine and have taught these materials and methodologies for nearly 30 years to hundreds of students. I have an MFA in photography, exhibit regularly and I am 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 my work will be released in 2020. The essay was written by the critic, Lyle Rexer. To pre-order Brenton’s book, visit his website >

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