Goldengate
CREDIT: © Susanne Klein / Golden Gate / lithograph

Conference: De/Reconstructing photomechanical reproduction

Event info

Don’t Press Print is an annual conference organised by the University of West of England's 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.

As a result of limitations around Covid the conference will once again take place online. 

Bookings should be made here: DPP02 Conference Registration Page RPS members and students are eligible for a discount and can email for a discount code.  Bookings close 5 September 2021. 

Programme

Papers will be given in English. The programme below is correct as of 4 September 2021. 

Thursday, 9 September 2021

0915

Zoom meeting opens

0930

Introduction: Professor Carinna Parraman / CFPR

0945-1030

Keynote: Professor Kelley Wilder. Working the Photomechanical Object(s)

1030-1055

Break

 

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 Trnkova. Daguerreotype and Electricity at the outset of photomechanical reproduction

1230-1355

Lunch

 

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

Ricard Martinez. On silver and lead: photography and press in the context of Spanish Civil War

1525-1555

Break

1600-1630

Susanne Klein. Fast and Furious: photolithography

1630-1715

Discussion and close of day one

Friday, 10 September 2021

0915

Zoom meeting opens

0945-1030

Keynote: Dr Geoff Belknap. On Photomechanical Matters

1030-1100

Break

 

Session 3: History and process

1100-1115

Paul Elter and Harrie Fuller. One and Many: Wet-collodion and Woodburytype

1120-1150

Roger Farnham. The 1980s Glasgow photogravure process

 

Session 4: Contemporary practice, techniques and digital

1155-1225

Ross Mazzupappa, Faux to gravure: affordable and accessible photo-etching

1230-1355

Lunch

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

1455-1525

Break

1530-1600

Constanza Isaza Martinez. A question of quality? A comparison of traditional copper and polymer photogravure processes

1600-1630

Discussion and close of conference

 

 

More details of the papers and the 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 at the University of the West of England and Dr Michael Pritchard, Director, Education and Public Affairs at the Royal Photographic Society.

Questions relating to the conference can be sent by email DPP02@rps.org

Woodburytype from John Thomson and Adolphe Smith, Street Life in London, (1877-78).

The conference is supported by Taylor Brothers, Bristol

Event Organiser

Name
Dr Michael Pritchard

Location

Venue Information

All areas are fully accessible with a lift, ramps and restrooms on each floor. If you have any specific requirements, please contact us on RPSHouse@rps.org so we can assist you during your visit.

There is public parking in Paintworks. We also have reserved parking spaces we can make available for those with accessibility requirements. Please contact us in advance if you would like to reserve a space. From ground level there are lifts to reach RPS House on the raised ground floor.

Cancellation policy

The RPS and CFPR  will do their best to ensure that the event keeps to the published timings, programme and runs as planned. In the unlikely event that the event has to be cancelled all participants will be advised by email at the earliest opportunity.  No responsibility will be accepted for any consequential losses.

Address

RPS House

337-340 Paintworks

Arnos Vale

Bristol

BS4 3AR

Website
RPS website