SYMPOSIUM TOPICS

Historic Photography technology workshops
Historic photographic processes reconstruction, demonstration, interpretation.
Relevance of historic photographic processes
The importance of historic photography processes today: interpretation and adoption in creative work and culture education
Phenomenon of historic photographic processes
Historic photography processes in museums’ and other compilations: collections, exhibits, preservation problems
Typology of historical photographic processes
The typology, terminology, and identification of old photography processes; research of their technologies (problems, methods, theory, and practice)

2019 SYMPOSIUM PUBLICATION

CONFERENCE

2022 symposium conference "Photography and sustainable terminology" and accompanying discussion "Possibilities of unification of analogue photography terminology in Lithuania. Mission possible?'' is dedicated to the terminology and etiquette issues of the old photographic processes.

SEMINARS

GINTAS KAVOLIŪNAS

Research of the identification of analog photography techniques and recommendations

RADOSŁAW BRZOZOWSKI

Reconstruction and identification of 19th century silver salt based photographic processes

ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS EN PLEIN AIR

In historical places of Šiauliai city, masters of photography will photograph and demonstrate the old methods of photography

POSTCARD SERIES, INVERSE PROCESS

Gintas Kavoliūnas

VAN DYKE BROWN

Saulius Paukštys

CARBON PRINT

Radoslaw Brzozowski

WET PLATE COLLODIUM PROCESS. AMBROTYPE

Artūras Šeštokas

PLATINOTYPE

Vilijus Žagrakalys

Improving digital technologies have displaced the expensive and incomparably more time and knowledge-intensive photochemical process of photography production, which has become a museum, an object of research, knowledge and artistic pursuits.

PROGRAMME

2022 September 7-10

September 7 (Wednesday)

Museum of Photography, Vilniaus st. 140, Šiauliai

CONFERENCE "Photography and sustainable terminology" and accompanying DISCUSSION "Possibilities of unification of analog photography terminology in Lithuania. Is the mission possible?”

9:00–10:00 REGISTRATION

10.00 Conference opening. Welcome speech

10.05–10.20 Vilija Ulinskytė-Balzienė, Šiauliai "Aušros" museum, head of the Museum of Photography. "Lithuanian sources of photography terminology"

10.20–10.35 Gintas Kavoliūnas, Atvirųjų fotografijos dirbtuvių įkūrėjas, VDA Fotografijos ir medijos meno laboratorijos vedėjas. "Problems of photography terminology in Lithuania: paths and pitfalls"

10.35–10.50 Mindaugas Meškauskas, photographer, practitioner of old photography technologies. Terminology of photographic processes – author‘s self-expression or classification of researchers?

10.50–11.05 Dovilė Dagienė, photographer, head of Vilnius Photography Art Center "7:14". "Photographic terminology in the practice of creators"

11.05–12.00 DISCUSSION "Possibilities of unification of analog photography terminology in Lithuania. Is the mission possible?”. Moderuoja literatas, fotografas, Vilniaus analoginės fotografijos ir kino festivalio kuratorius Andrei Antonau

12.00-13.00 LUNCH BREAK*
*Those who wish can participate in a tour of the Museum of Photography (140 Vilniaus St., Šiauliai).

13.00–14.30 SEMINAR
Gintas Kavoliūnas. Research of the identification of analog photography techniques and recommendations

14.30–15.00 COFFEE BREAK

15.00–16.30 SEMINAR
Radosław Brzozowski, Trimiesčio fotografijos mokyklos įkūrėjas, Lenkijos fotomenininkų sąjungos narys, senųjų fotografijos procesų meistras. "Reconstruction and identification of salt-based photographic processes of the 19th century"

17.00 SOCIAL EVENING
Roof terrace of the Museum of Photography, Vilniaus st. 140, Šiauliai

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We invite museum workers, archivists, restorers, researchers of old photography, and everyone interested in photography techniques to participate in the conference, discussion, and seminars on identification methods of old photography.
REGISTRATION FOR SEPTEMBER 7 EVENTS (until September 6)

September 8 (Thursday)

10.00-12.00 ANALOGUE PHOTOGRAPHY PLENARY Ch. Frenkel factory
Ch. Frenkelii factory, Frenkelii st., Šiauliai. The beginning – in the courtyard of Chaim Frenkel's villa-museum, Vilniaus st. 74, Šiauliai
*Those who wish can participate in a tour of Ch. Frenkel factory.

12.00–13.00 Gintas Kavoliūnas. Postcard series, silver gelatin print, inverse process
Chaim Frenkel's villa-museum, Vilniaus st. 74, Šiauliai

13.30–14.30 Saulius Paukštys. Van Dyke brown
Didždvaris high school, Vilniaus st. 188, Šiauliai

15.00–17.30 Radosław Brzozowski. Carbon print
Zubov Palace, Aušros al. 50, Šiauliai
*Šios dirbtuvės vyks anglų kalba.

18.00 REVIEW EVENING
Museum of Photography, Vilniaus st. 140, Šiauliai

18.00–18.20 GODO YORKE (Goda Sasnauskaitė) and Dan Hermouet Photography. Presentation and screening of the first Lithuanian cyanotype video clip

18.20–20.00 Viewing the works of plein air participants. Moderated by Gintautas Trimakas

20.00 Godot Yorke concert
Roof terrace of the Museum of Photography, Vilniaus st. 140, Šiauliai

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We invite photography masters who want to practically get involved in analog photography plein air to register!
REGISTRATION FOR MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY (until August 28)
P.S. Registration is not required for those who wish to participate in the workshop only as observers.

September 9 (Friday)

10.00-12.00 ANALOGUE PHOTOGRAPHY PLENARY
Šiauliai city center (see plein air map), beginning - at Šiauliai St. Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul
*Preferable 10:00 a.m. can visit Šiauliai St. in the tower of the Cathedral of the Apostles Peter and Paul.

12.00–13.00 Gintas Kavoliūnas. Postcard series, silver gelatin print, inverse process
Resurrection Square, Šiauliai

13.30–16.00 Artūras Šeštokas. Wet collodion process. Ambrotype
Zubov Palace, Aušros al. 50, Šiauliai

16.30–18.00 Vilijus Žagrakalys. Platinotipija
Museum of Photography, Vilniaus st. 140, Šiauliai

18.00 FREE TIME. PARTICIPATING IN THE CITY FESTIVAL „ŠIAULIAI DAYS“, PHOTOGRAPHY

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We invite photography masters who want to practically get involved in analog photography plein air to register!
REGISTRATION FOR MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY (until August 28)
P.S. Registration is not required for those who wish to participate in the workshop only as observers.

September 10 (Saturday)

Museum of Photography, Vilniaus st. 140, Šiauliai

10.00–12.30 Preparation of outdoor works for the exhibition

13.00 Exhibition opening. Closing of the symposium

ABOUT

 

Photographic image from the moment when the technology was invented, how to capture, has become an important personal and collective history, documentation, communication and artistic expression. Sophisticated digital technology drove expensive and far more time and requires knowledge of photochemical photography production process became muzealija, research and knowledge of the subject.
Photographic heritage constitutes a significant part of the visual heritage protected by museums, archives and other institutions, which does not lose its relevance and public interest. The variety of old photographic technologies when it comes to researching and describing them creates a number of difficulties for researchers, and the impermanence of photographic material requires enormous efforts, practical and theoretical experience to preserve it.

Wishing to consolidate the heritage institutions in order to address the most complex problems of photographic legacy preservation and to encourage an official dialogue as well as best practice sharing between diverse professionals, the Photography Museum (Vilniaus st. 140, Šiauliai, Lithuania) is holding the International Symposium on Old Photography Techniques. It is an opportunity for Lithuanian and foreign photography researchers, museum workers, archivists, restorers, and practitioners of old photography techniques to share their knowledge. The Symposium consists of two parts – the conference and the workshop. The conference is dedicated to an overview of the old photography processes and their history; the presentation of photography collections stored by various establishments; and the review of research and preservation problems as well as the challenges of materials’ adaptation and use in the present day.

2019 Symposium website

The Photography Museum is the only specialized museum of the art and equipment of photography in Lithuania. It also serves as a multifunctional centre of photography and the storage and exhibition place for the Lithuanian visual heritage, photography equipment, publications, and documents, constituting a collection of nearly 150,000 exhibits and museum valuables. The Museum, modernised in 2014, holds contemporary and historic exhibitions of Lithuanian and foreign photographers, meetings with the artists and photography researches, educational programmes, and other diverse, modern, and innovative educational and recreational activities.


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