Laurie Beck Peterson - Contemporary Works Using 19th Century Historic Photo Processing (7:30 PM EDT)
Laurie Beck Peterson works in 19th Century historic processes. She will present her contemporary alternative photo process pieces from two bodies of work. Gum bichromate works from Visible Obscured, and cyanotypes works on paper and tree stumps from We All Fall Down. In addition, she will share recent eco-friendly plant-based explorations of anthotypes and chlorophyll prints.
Laurie Beck Peterson is an alternative Process photographer primarily working in gum bichromate, cyanotype and platinum palladium. Her current work focuses on cyanotype on ash wood stumps and she has recently started using the sustainable processes of anthotype and chlorophyll printing.
Most of her images are film-based, using a Holga or pinhole camera. Currently, Laurie teaches alternative process photography at Tyler School of Art + Architecture. It is there that she started a collaborative project between photo and architecture students to build a giant walk-in camera obscura on wheels. Her most recent project, We All Fall Down, began at the Schuykill Center for Environmental Education in Philadelphia. Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in many private and public collections.