Don’t Press Print Conference 02 – De/Reconstructing Photomechanical Reproduction (9-10 Sept 2021)
Don’t Press Print is an annual conference organised by the Centre for Fine Print Research and the Royal Photographic Society. In 2020 the conference looked at the collodion process and its contemporary practice through the eyes of twenty artist-printmakers and photographic historians.
In 2021 Don’t Press Print will take as its theme the history of photographic and photomechanical print reproduction and processes from both an historical and contemporary perspective.
The conference will take place online.
Papers will be given in English
|Thursday, 9 September|
|0930||Introduction: Professor Carinna Parraman / CFPR|
|0945-1030||Keynote: Professor Kelley Wilder, Director, Photographic History Research Centre at De Montfort University and Professor of Photographic History.|
|Session 1: History and application|
|1100-1130||Francesca Strobino. Reproducing Nature: W H F Talbot’s and Alois Auer’s printing processes (1852)|
|1135-1205||Anthony Hamber. Rudolph Appel: the Ordnance Survey and Photozincography|
|1210-1225||Petra Trmkova. Daguerreotype and Electricity at the outset of photomechanical reproduction|
|Session 2: History and application|
|1400-1430||Julie Melby. Edward L. Wilson and the Mechanical Photographers|
|1435-1505||Paulo Ribeiro Baptista. The Casa Biel role in Portuguese Collotype edition (1875-1918)|
|1510-1525||Richard Martinez. On silver and lead: photography and press in the context of Spanish Civil War|
|1600-1630||Susanne Klein. Fast and Furious: photolithography|
Friday, 10 September 2021
|0930-1015||Keynote: Dr Geoff Belknap, Head Curator at Science Museum Group and author of From a Photograph: Authenticity, Science, and the Periodical Press, 1870–1890 (Bloomsbury, 2016).|
|Session 3: History and process|
|1120-1135||Paul Elter. One and Many: Wet-collodion and Woodburytype|
|1140-1210||Roger Farnham. The 1980s Glasgow photogravure process|
|Session 4: Contemporary practice, techniques and digital|
|1215-1245||Ross Mazzupappa, Faux to gravure: affordable and accessible photo-etching|
|1400-1415||Philip Bovey. The Pictorial Syntax of photogravure in the Zodiaque project|
|1420-1435||Elizabete Kozlovska. Photomechanical printing as an undervalued process: its care and distinction|
|1440-1455||Li Xiaoqiao. (Re)forming the imprint: how the digital print-matrix imprint can be augmented with computational/robotically-assisted etching and drawing|
|1530-1600||Constanza Martinez. A question of quality: a comparison of traditional copperplate photogravure and modern polymer photogravure|
|1600-1630||Discussion and close|
More details of the papers and speakers will be circulated to registrants in advance of the conference.
The conference convenors are Associate Professor and EPSRC Manufacturing Fellow Susanne Klein at the Centre for Fine Print Research and Dr Michael Pritchard, Director, Education and Public Affairs at the Royal Photographic Society.
Questions relating to the conference can be sent by email email@example.com