World Cyanotype Day
Join The Halide Project for a cyanotype-making free-for-all at Cherry Street Pier in celebration of World Cyanotype Day on Saturday, September 28th.
First discovered in 1842 by Sir John Herschel, the cyanotype process was initially utilized to make blueprints. In 1843, however, Anna Atkins — the first photographer to use the process to create photograms — self-published the book Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, thus placing the process firmly within the realm of art. To this day, contemporary artists find new and unique applications of the historic technique also known as sun-printing.
Come participate in the cyanotype-making workshop during the Food Trust Market at Cherry Street Pier Presented by Aetna from 10am-2pm. Pre-coated paper, light, water, and guidance will be provided. Bring found objects, flowers, negatives, or just bring yourself!
Participants can also choose to display their finished images at a pop-up exhibition in The Gallery at Cherry Street Pier on the day of the event.
No experience is necessary. RSVP’s are appreciated but not required. RSVP HERE.
Free and open to the public.
Dogs on leashes are welcome.
Cherry Street Pier is a smoke and vapor-free zone.