Mordançage is a process that alters a finished black and white silver gelatin print. In this one-day workshop, we will experiment with the techniques of “lifting emulsion” and veiling that were perfected by Jean-Pierre Sudre’s chemical ratios. Mordançage creates a unique melting effect, and each print is a one-of-a-kind piece. It inspires visual similarities to other mediums such as painting and relief sculpture, blurring the line between photography and printmaking. This class is limited to 6 students

BRING: 5-10 B&W RC / Fiber Silver Gelatin prints (Smaller than 16 x 20”)*


INSTRUCTOR:    Ashley Valmere Fischer

DATES:  n/a


NOTES: Some papers do not react well to this process. Arista (or maybe Adox) are not suggested as these papers have mixed results. Ilford Fiber warm tone glossy and in general Ilford RC and fiber papers work fine. Mordançage only works on the shadow (or black) areas, so if a print is under-exposed it will not work. Glossy papers are recommended as they achieve best results

Workshop Cost: $175       Early Registration: $150

Due to the end of our daily operation hours starting April 30th, we will offer an optional add-on day for printing black and white images to prep for the Mordancage class in our group darkroom on Jul 29th, from 9:30AM - 1:30PM only. There will be no instruction on this day, and it is entirely optional



Please review our sales policies regarding class withdrawals and cancellations before signing up.  Sorry, we can not give refunds/credits for any class withdrawals less than 7 days before the class starts.

$25.00 off if you register at least one week prior to class start date, all online discounts are applied automatically.


Register for the same class with a friend and each of you will receive 10% off. All registrations must be made by one person in a single transaction. To take advantage of the discount online you must select a quantity more than one. Discount is applied automatically. 

Please enter the full name of your companion at the checkout stage including their name, email, and phone number in the comments section of your registration form


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