PICTURE THAT 2020 is an international opportunity for photographers and artists whose practice and research involves, but is not necessarily limited to, photography.
We wish to award an individual with the possibility to travel to Milan, Italy where they can experience a new culture, access the necessary facilities to express their ideas, engage in meaningful conversations, and gain visibility amidst new audiences. One artist will be awarded a two week residency and intensive workshop in hand printed photography techniques such as photogravure and paper lithography. The prize will be awarded to a single winner.
The awarded artist will receive mentorship in every step necessary to print a photograph by hand on cotton rag paper with oil based inks. He/she should expect to gain total knowledge and absolute confidence in preparing the file, coming up with a matrix and printing an edition of the image in the techniques of photogravure and paper lithography. The first week will consist of theory, hands-on demonstrations, experimentation with different exposures and resolutions. Based on the knowledge acquired, the second week will be spent creating 3 prints from the artist’ photographs of choice and focus will shift from matrix preparation to inking and printing.