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SPARK: Lumenbox & Solargraphy Camera Workshop
September 11, 2022
Location: The Peale
In conjunction with SPARK: New Light, on display at The Peale, Chris Peregoy will share his love of the magic of photography in a hands-on Lumenbox & Solargraphy workshop.
Participants will build two cameras: a Lumenbox camera and a Solargraphy camera, like the ones Chris used to create his artworks in the SPARK: New Light exhibition, and load them with light-sensitive material.
Lumenbox and Solargraphy photography allows the photographer to record an image over an extreme duration of time. In Lumenbox photography, a small lens focuses the light on a tiny circle of paper that is exposed for as little as 20 minutes or up to a few weeks. With Solargraphy, a pinhole is used and the path or movement of the sun can be recorded for a week, month, or even a year. These techniques don’t require a darkroom or any chemicals. A phone camera or scanner is used to reverse the negative image into a positive for sharing or printing.
Two free sessions of the workshop will be held, both on Sunday, September 11:
Each session will be limited to 12 participants and is suitable for adults and teenagers.
Please visit here to reserve a space for the workshop.
Chris Peregoy is a photographer who has been showing photographically derived work for the past 30 years. Originally trained in traditional photographic practices, his current work crosses the boundaries between digital, traditional and primitive photography and marries digital image making with historic photographic processes. His images deal with forgotten or imagined memories. His work has been shown in North and South America, throughout Europe, and in Japan. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts InterArts grant and two Maryland State Individual Artist Grants. Peregoy’s work with pinhole photography led him to form his own company, the Pinhole Blender Company, which sells his uniquely designed cameras throughout the world. He holds M.F.A. and B.A. degrees from UMBC.
SPARK: New Light presented by UMBC, Towson University, and PNC Bank, will be on display August 13 through September 25 at The Peale.