05/06/2023 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM ET




  • $220.00


Plant-based Alternative Photography Process. Make images with flowers, weeds, and the sun!


"Skunk Cabbage," by Anne Eder

Instructor: Anne Eder

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2023

Time: 10 AM - 4 PM

Member: $ 198.00

Non - Member: $ 220.00


The medium of photography is not generally environmentally friendly, but in this workshop, participants will explore the wonderful and less toxic world of plant-based printing! Anthotypes are a nineteenth century process first explored by Sir John Herschel, who also gave us cyanotypes and the word “photography”. There is not much that is more romantic or intriguing than using the natural light sensitivity of plants to create prints and seeing your images emerge from an emulsion of fragrant rose petals or nutritious chard!

The class will meet for a short presentation and create digital transparencies for the anthotype process. Participants will forage material from the many beautiful acres surrounding Five Points, then come back and make plant sensitizers by extracting juice from the plants and coating papers. These take long exposures, so anthotypes will be exposed and completed at home. Participants will meet the following week over zoom to discuss the results. (We should set the date/time for follow up asap).


Anne Eder is an interdisciplinary artist and educator, working in photography, sculpture, and installation. She has been internationally exhibited, awarded, and published, including multiple awards for alternative process photography. She is currently faculty at Harvard and Princeton Universities, and Penumbra Foundation NYC. She holds a master’s degree in Photography and Integrated Media from Lesley University College of Art and Design where she studied with Christopher James. Much of her work is experimental and research based, combining historic processes, science, and contemporary conceptual thinking.

Throughout her career she has been an advocate for increased access to the arts, cofounding and operating artist cooperatives and programming in the Philadelphia metro area, and the creation of public art is a dedicated part of her practice. She currently lives in Boston writing and studying fairy tales and catering to her fabulous chihuahua, The Brain.      Instagram @darcflower


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