Penumbra Foundation / Geoffrey Berliner
The Penumbra Tintype Studio is a wet plate collodion portrait studio specializing in one of the earliest forms of photography. 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.
Feel free to ask us about exhibitions, lectures, artist residencies, and upcoming classes. June features our Photogram programming with lectures and demonstrations by noted artists working with the art form.
In-person workshops and online classes include historical methods such as tintype, cyanotype, daguerreotype, risography, photobooks, and critiques on contemporary photo practices.
Penumbra’s Highlight Studios features New York City’s ONLY authentic north-light commercial photo studio.
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.