March 31, 2015

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

VSU’s Department of Art Hosts Wet Plate Collodion Workshop

Image produced by Kaleb Foshee

Photo Credit: Image produced by Kaleb Foshee

Picture of Kaleb Foshee by Bryan Garris

Photo Credit: Photo of Kaleb Foshee by VSU's Bryan Garris

The Department of Art at Valdosta State University hosted a Wet Plate Collodion Workshop with Kaleb Foshee on March 7.

Invented in 1851, the wet collodion photographic process produces a glass negative and a detailed print. The method thrived from the 1850s to about 1880, as it was preferred for the quality of the prints and the ease with which they could be reproduced.

Foshee became interested in the archaic process while studying at VSU; he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2013 and is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

An estimated 25 students and community members participated in the workshop.

Dominick Gheesling, assistant professor of art, specifically photography, may be contacted at (229) 259-2074 or for more information.