Lecture Theatre 3, Furness College, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YG
Discover the 19th century art of wetplate collodion photography, in which images are taken on tin and glass. See the process in action and have your portrait taken on tin with a Victorian camera!
12.30 pm onwards, Furness: Tea, coffee and soft drinks served.
1pm – 1:30 pm, Furness LT3: Introductory talks about spirit photographs, post-mortem photography and cartes de visite by Dr Catherine Spooner, who specialises in Gothic literature and culture and Victorian literature and portraiture specialist, Dr Kamilla Elliot. Alternative Photography expert and artist John Brewer will discuss the wetplate collodion process.
1:30 pm – 5 pm, Furness LT3: John Brewer and Dr Kate Horsley (writer and wetplate artist) will take portraits for the rest of the afternoon.
This event has been organised in collaboration with the Lancaster Department of English & Creative Writing and the Lancaster University Photographic Society.
All money raised will go to Katie and Emma’s Wish to Walk: The Twins’ Appeal.