Photographic Process Identification Webinars

Photographic Process Identification Webinars

This webinar series, funded by The National Endowment for the Humanities, is free and open for all to attend. The first three webinars will discuss the various materials and technologies of photographic prints. The next two will teach a methodology and controlled vocabulary for process identification, as well as a demo of how to use Graphics Atlas. The last one will include an overview of collections care for prints and photographs including proper storage, handling and display methods, and guidelines for the storage environment. Watching the webinars as a series is encouraged but not required. Recordings of the webinars will be made available.


19th Century Materials and Technologies

September 13, 2017, 2:00-3:00pm EST
This webinar will discuss the diverse range of photographic materials and technologies used during the 19th century. It will begin with a brief introduction to basic photographic technologies including the camera and printing methods. An overview of photographic printing processes and materials based on the light sensitivity of silver, iron, and chromium will be given.

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20th Century Materials and Technologies

October 11, 2017, 2:00-3:00pm EST
This webinar will begin with an overview of 20th century materials and technologies. It will focus on the diversity of silver gelatin developed out prints. It will also include a discussion of color photographic processes and technologies.

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21st Century Materials and Technologies

November 8, 2017, 2:00-3:00pm EST
This webinar will provide an overview of 21st century digital printing processes. It will include a description of the three most common printing technologies as well as the range of materials available.

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A Methodology for Process Identification, Part 1

December 13, 2017, 2:00-3:00pm EST
Process identification can be overwhelming and daunting.  IPI has developed several tools in order to make this task easier.  This includes a step-by-step methodology and a controlled vocabulary specific to photograph characteristics for identification. This webinar will present the methodology and controlled vocabulary.

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A Methodology for Process Identification, Part 2

January 10, 2018, 2:00-3:00pm EST
This webinar will showcase IPI’s web resource, www.GraphicsAtlas.org. It will highlight the new process identification pages launched in December 2016 as well as the new filtered search and controlled vocabulary. IPI staff will demonstrate how these new features can be used toward accurate process ID.

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Using Identification to Improve Collection Preservation and Access 

February 14, 2018, 2:00-3:00pm EST
The webinar series will culminate with a discussion of preservation and access for photographic collections. This presentation will draw from recent research to include an overview of collections care for prints and photographs, such as proper storage, handling and display methods, and guidelines for a preservation storage environment.

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