Black Magic Tintype Photography Workshop
December 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST
Artist and Educator Adam Davis explores themes of Afrofuturism through the re-contextualization of the 1820s method of image making called wet plate collodion photography. In an effort to expand on his technical capabilities as an artist, Davis invited 100 friends to the 55 year old Black owned & operated community arts organization St. Elmo Village to sit for a portrait and be in community during the course of the still prevalent COVID-19 pandemic. What was once an exercise in curiosity and discipline blossomed into an extraordinary celebration of Blackness, Queerness, Afrofuturism, and the Art of Magic.
Davis collaborated with Black owned film lab & camera store Photodom.NYC to bring a free wet plate photography workshop to Brooklyn to share the technique behind making the captivating portraits shown in Davis’ show, titled Black Magic. Please note that we will be following COVID safety protocols with the following options for entry: Provide proof of vaccination OR provide proof of negative COVID test within 72 hours of attendance and wear a mask.