Jun 42023
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Penumbra Foundation Tintype Portrait Booth

Penumbra Foundation / Geoffrey Berliner

Penumbra Foundation / Geoffrey Berliner

Have your portrait taken at Penumbra Foundation’s Tintype Portrait booth.

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

Number 1 on the official photoville map

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Presented by:

  • Penumbra Foundation

Penumbra has been making tintypes at Photoville for over a decade. Considered by many to be the Polaroid of the 19th century, the tintype is made almost instantaneously through a process that uses hand poured chemicals on an enameled sheet of metal. Guests can sign up to have their portrait made through this historical process and will walk away that day with their own unique heirloom.


  • Penumbra Foundation

    Penumbra Foundation

    Penumbra Foundation is a nonprofit organization that brings together the art and science of photography through education, research, outreach, and public and residency programs. Our goal is to be a comprehensive resource for photographers at any level, artists, students, professionals, historians, researchers, conservators, and curators.

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