RedLine Contemporary Art Center
Mark Osterman, Photographic Process Historian and renowned photographic educator from the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York
Thursday, March 28, 2017 - 6:30PM ( doors open) Lecture 7:00- 9:00PM
A Photographic Truth
From the time the inventors of photography struggled to produce and preserve the earliest attempts at chemical imagery, photographers have used the medium to create their own truths. In the illustrated lecture, A Photographic Truth, Mark Osterman presents a humorous and informative look at how certain elements of photography are inherently untruthful and subject to manipulation. Osterman's observations are based on primary research inspecting original artifacts from the George Eastman Museum collection, as well as his experiences recreating photographic processes that include the asphalt heliographs of Nicephore Niepce up to the earliest attempts of the Edison laboratory's motion picture film.
Mark Osterman, Photographic Process Historian for the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York, teaches public and private workshops in early photographic processes from Niepce’s heliographs to gelatin emulsions. After beginning his research into historic photographic processes while attending the Kansas City Art Institute in the 1970s, he went on to co-publish The Collodion Journal from 1995-2002, and write and edit portions of the New Focal Encyclopedia of Photography. For ten years Osterman taught process identification for the Advanced Residency Program in Photograph Co search, writings, exhibitions and teaching, he has been an important influence in the current revival of collodion technique in fine art photography.
Organized by Jacqueline Webster and The Art Students League of Denver.
At RedLine Contemporary Art Space
2350 Arapahoe Street
Denver, CO 80204
Special Thanks to the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and The David & Laura Merage Foundation, UMB Bank.
Special thanks for support from the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design.