PhotoBook Day at Cislan

Photo: courtesy of Pablo María García Llamas / Cislan

Pablo María García Llamas from Cislan technical college send us this report of what students made during World PhotoBook Day to remember and commemorate Anna Atkins’ works. Cislan is in Langreo, a city in Asturias, in the north coast of Spain:

[English below]
Los alumnos del Cislan han realizado una actividad recordando los 170 años del primer libro de fotografías  y sintiendo la presencia de Anna Atkins.
 
Han participado grado medio de laboratorio y 1º y 2º de Imagen realizando técnicas diferentes.( 70 alumnos) 

EmulsionandoANNA ATKINS

Photo: courtesy of Pablo María García Llamas / Cislan
 
Los alumnos de grado medio han realizado fotogramas( siglo XX) de Algas recogidas en Asturias.
 
Los alumnos de 1º y 2º de grado superior de imagen han realizado cianotipias( siglo XIX) y escaneado  de algas ( siglo XXI).
 
Os adjuntamos 2 fotografías de cada proceso y hemos de decir que las cianotipias han quedado maravillosas.
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Photogram of a asturian seaweed made by Cislan students on 14.10.2013

Hemos hablado en clase que detrás de las cianotipias de Anna Atkins estaba las huellas de su sensibilidad, cultura, estética etc.  

CIANOTIPIAS CISLAN I

Cyanotype of a asturian seaweed made by Cislan students on 14.10.2013

Una mujer de la época Victoriana que supo transcender a su época e irradiar pasión por la belleza.

escaneado 2

Scan of a asturian seaweed made by Cislan students on 14.10.2013

 

Os adjuntamos las página Web del Cilan y dos fotos de cada técnica. Sería un placer mañana enviaros una foto de todos los participantes para mañana.
Como nota curiosa el tiempo es muy inestable en Asturias en esta época y hoy ha sido un día espléndido par las Cianotipias, mañana daban nuboso.
 
Gracias por organizar esta jornada y aquí os adjunto dos de cada. las Cianotipias son muy hermosas
P.D. Nos enteramos de la Jornada por la Real Sociedad Fotográfica
 
 
Un saludo y estaremos atentos a vuestro trabajo de dar a conocer la fotografía.

[english translation]

Students at Cislan have made an activity recalling the 170th anniversary of the first photo book and feeling the presence of Anna Atkins.

Lab degree and 1st and 2nd Image degree have participated developing several techniques. (70 students)

All students and teachers form Cislan participating in PhotoBookDay special activity.

All students and teachers form Cislan participating in PhotoBookDay special activity.

Lab degree students have made photograms (20th century) with seaweeds collected in Asturias.

Studens of 1st and 2nd Image degree have made cyanotypes (19th century) and seaweed scanning (21st century).

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Photogram of a asturian seaweed made by Cislan students on 14.10.2013

We attach 2 photographs of each process and we must say that cyanotypes resulted marvellous.

CIANOTIPIAS CISLAN II

Cyanotype of a asturian seaweed made by Cislan students on 14.10.2013

We’ve talked in class that behind Anna Atkins’ cyanotypes there were traces of her sensitivity, culture, aesthetics, etc.

escaneado

Scan of a asturian seaweed made by Cislan students on 14.10.2013

A Victorian age woman that knew how to transcend her time and radiate passion for beauty.

We attach Cislan website and two pictures of every technique. It will be our pleasure to send you tomorrow a picture of every participant for tomorrow. As a courious note weather is very unstable in Asturias at this season, and today we had a splendid day for cyanotypes, tomorrow will be cloudy.

Thanks for organize this event and here I attach two of each. Cyanotypes are very beautiful.

PD: We found out the Day for Real Sociedad Fotográfica

http://www.cislan.es/web/noticias/id/200/titulo/el-centro-celebra-el-14-de-octubre-el-dia-mundial-del-photolibro

Greetings and look forward to your work to divulge photography.

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3 comments

  1. Here you have another picture of this activity, in the proccess of making cyanotypes, in the lab:
    http://fernanfotos.blogspot.com.es/2013/10/cianotipo.html

  2. GRANDE Pablo. Eres MUY GRANDE. SIgue así, transmitiendo tu pasión y amor por la fotografía a tus alumnos. Unos verdaderos privilegiados al tenerte en el aula.

  3. Raquel López Torrens · · Reply

    No dejas de sorprenderme y eso ayuda a mantener vivas muchas emociones.
    Efectivamente que afortunados tus alumnos y todos los que podemos aprender junto a ti la pasión por la fotografía.
    Espectacular trabajo chic@s.

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