Come hang out with Bushwick Community Darkroom and learn this simple and beautiful process.
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
Gum Bichromate is a 19th century photo printing technique using potassium dichromate as the light sensitizer, gum arabic as the emulsion base, and water colors as the pigment. Images are contact printed from enlarged negatives. Gum printing is an easy process to do at home. Because the chemicals in this process are sensitive to UV light, the print is exposed in the sun and developed in water. You don’t even need a darkroom. Come hang out with Bushwick Community Darkroom and learn this simple and beautiful process.
Bushwick Community Darkroom is a darkroom offering affordable printing resources and education for emerging film photographers. We provide affordable resources and a space where people can create art and ideas in a bustling community space. Bushwick Community Darkroom’s mission is to foster a supportive and collaborative environment for emerging photographers to work productively at affordable rates, share resources and knowledge about traditional and contemporary film photography methods, and engage in dialogue with others in the process of creation. In this creation, collaboration, and dialogue, we aim to create a space that pushes the envelop of contemporary photographic styles and techniques, while honoring the history of our beloved art form.