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The Making of a Photograph


SCoP were pleased to collaborate with Hahnemühle and Shanghai XiMei Digital Fine Art Print Studio to co-organize the two-day event “The Making of a Photograph”. Visual artist Zhao Qian to share his experience of making a photograph - from understanding the history and esthetics of photography to taking the photo; from editing to printing, framing, and displaying photographs in an exhibition. At the workshop part the participates were invited to visit the output site of photographs and experienced the essence of “The negative is the music score, the print is the performance”. Liu Mingming from Hahnemühle discussed the significance of art paper and professional printing techniques and led us to explore different types of paper. Yang Jiachao from XiMei Studio demonstrated the behind-the-scenes process of printing a photograph, and how it affects the aesthetics of a photograph.

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