Intro to B&W Printing 1
Sep
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

Intro to B&W Printing 1

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of b&w negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: You will learn about how enlargers work, all the darkroom necessities and the print development process and techniques.

  • Chemistry/  Timers/  Easels/ Filters/  Grain Focuser 
  • Printing contact sheets 
  • Printing basic 8x10 prints
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Intro to B&W Printing 2
Sep
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Intro to B&W Printing 2

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: Fine-tune your printing skills, so the next time you come to the darkroom you are comfortable mixing chemistry, setting up the enlarger and working on your own.

  • How to print different size negatives
  • Different kinds and tones of paper
  • An introduction to Fiber paper printing
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BCD Presents: Books and Beer
Sep
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

BCD Presents: Books and Beer

This month, join us by reading "Just Kids" by Patti Smith and having a lively discussion over some beers.

"Just Kids" highlights the glory days of New York's Chelsea Hotel and gives a look into Smith's relationship with renowned photographer Robert Mapplethorpe

This event is free with a suggested donation of $5

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Intermediate B&W Printing
Sep
28
11:00am11:00am

Intermediate B&W Printing

Ever wonder how pros get their photos to look so good? Now is your chance to find out! Take your darkroom skills to the next level and learn how to produce high quality images in our new intermediate black-and-white printing workshop.

 

 

Over the course of four weeks, 3.5 hours each week, you'll learn how to print with fiber paper, make larger prints, and use techniques to bring out out fine details and make higher quality prints from even the most challenging negatives. Best of all, you will meet other photographers who are dedicated to learning and preserving the art of film photography.

 

 

At the conclusion of the course, we'll celebrate with a public exhibition of your work at Bushwick Community Darkroom... and a party on opening night!

 

 

This course is for people who have already taken our beginner darkroom class or can demonstrate basic printing proficiency.

 

 

Time: Thursdays 6 - 9:30 pm. 

Workshop Fee: $550 for 4, 3.5hr long sessions. Includes materials.

Equipment: Students should have access to and familiarity with an operational 35mm or medium-format camera.

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Intro to B&W Printing 2
Oct
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Intro to B&W Printing 2

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: Fine-tune your printing skills, so the next time you come to the darkroom you are comfortable mixing chemistry, setting up the enlarger and working on your own.

  • How to print different size negatives
  • Different kinds and tones of paper
  • An introduction to Fiber paper printing
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Intro to the Camera
Oct
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Intro to the Camera

What to bring: Your 35mm or medium-format film camera.  We will go over them and answer any questions you may have. 

 Class: Everything you need to know to use a film camera.

  • Aperture  /  Shutter Speed  /  ISO (film speed)  /  Depth-of-Field / Lenses
  • Types of film, and how to pick which ones are appropriate for different situations
  • Brief history of photography, and a timeline of camera development
  • Hands-on demonstration with SLR, range-finder, medium-format, and view-finder cameras 
  • How to make a pinhole camera
  • How to load and shoot a roll of Tri-X (provided) for the next week’s film developing class.  You will also shoot a roll of Tri-X pushed to 3200.
  • Demonstration of how to load a film reel. Everyone can take home a roll and reel to practice for the film developing class. 
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Intro to the Camera
Oct
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Intro to the Camera

What to bring: Your 35mm or medium-format film camera.  We will go over them and answer any questions you may have. 

 Class: Everything you need to know to use a film camera.

  • Aperture  /  Shutter Speed  /  ISO (film speed)  /  Depth-of-Field / Lenses
  • Types of film, and how to pick which ones are appropriate for different situations
  • Brief history of photography, and a timeline of camera development
  • Hands-on demonstration with SLR, range-finder, medium-format, and view-finder cameras 
  • How to make a pinhole camera
  • How to load and shoot a roll of Tri-X (provided) for the next week’s film developing class.  You will also shoot a roll of Tri-X pushed to 3200.
  • Demonstration of how to load a film reel. Everyone can take home a roll and reel to practice for the film developing class. 
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Intro to B&W Film Development
Oct
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

Intro to B&W Film Development

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of exposed black and white film to develop.  Workshop students will develop the roll shot last week.

 Class: This class covers everything you need to develop the two rolls of film you shot the previous week.

  • Review of the chemicals involved in developing film
  • Loading film onto reels in the developing tank and proper development technique
  • Developing the roll pushed to 3200
  • A demonstration of the color film processor to give you a solid foundation how all film is developed.  If you want to shoot a roll of color film also, we will process it then. 
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Intro to B&W Film Development
Oct
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Intro to B&W Film Development

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of exposed black and white film to develop.  Workshop students will develop the roll shot last week.

 Class: This class covers everything you need to develop the two rolls of film you shot the previous week.

  • Review of the chemicals involved in developing film
  • Loading film onto reels in the developing tank and proper development technique
  • Developing the roll pushed to 3200
  • A demonstration of the color film processor to give you a solid foundation how all film is developed.  If you want to shoot a roll of color film also, we will process it then. 
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Intro to B&W Printing 1
Oct
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Intro to B&W Printing 1

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of b&w negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: You will learn about how enlargers work, all the darkroom necessities and the print development process and techniques.

  • Chemistry/  Timers/  Easels/ Filters/  Grain Focuser 
  • Printing contact sheets 
  • Printing basic 8x10 prints
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Intro to B&W Printing 1
Oct
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Intro to B&W Printing 1

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of b&w negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: You will learn about how enlargers work, all the darkroom necessities and the print development process and techniques.

  • Chemistry/  Timers/  Easels/ Filters/  Grain Focuser 
  • Printing contact sheets 
  • Printing basic 8x10 prints
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Intro to B&W Printing 2
Oct
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

Intro to B&W Printing 2

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: Fine-tune your printing skills, so the next time you come to the darkroom you are comfortable mixing chemistry, setting up the enlarger and working on your own.

  • How to print different size negatives
  • Different kinds and tones of paper
  • An introduction to Fiber paper printing
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Intermediate B&W Printing
Sep
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Intermediate B&W Printing

Ever wonder how pros get their photos to look so good? Now is your chance to find out! Take your darkroom skills to the next level and learn how to produce high quality images in our new intermediate black-and-white printing workshop.

 

 

Over the course of four weeks, 3.5 hours each week, you'll learn how to print with fiber paper, make larger prints, and use techniques to bring out out fine details and make higher quality prints from even the most challenging negatives. Best of all, you will meet other photographers who are dedicated to learning and preserving the art of film photography.

 

 

At the conclusion of the course, we'll celebrate with a public exhibition of your work at Bushwick Community Darkroom... and a party on opening night!

 

 

This course is for people who have already taken our beginner darkroom class or can demonstrate basic printing proficiency.

 

 

Time: Thursdays 6 - 9:30 pm. 

Workshop Fee: $550 for 4, 3.5hr long sessions. Includes materials.

Equipment: Students should have access to and familiarity with an operational 35mm or medium-format camera.

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Intro to B&W Printing 1
Sep
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Intro to B&W Printing 1

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of b&w negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: You will learn about how enlargers work, all the darkroom necessities and the print development process and techniques.

  • Chemistry/  Timers/  Easels/ Filters/  Grain Focuser 
  • Printing contact sheets 
  • Printing basic 8x10 prints
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"Silent Lovers" A Film By Julie Orlick
Sep
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

"Silent Lovers" A Film By Julie Orlick

Join us for a screening of Julie Orlick's short film "Silent Lovers" and a preview of her new film "Very Bauhaus"! A question and answer session will follow. 

The unsung artists & eccentric weirdoes of Brooklyn's DIY art scene brings you new avant-garde cinema presented on 16mm film! Julie Orlick (b. 1990) is a Brooklyn-based Los Angeles-born director, film maker, alternative photographer and artist. Her work is based in tintype photography and 16mm film making. In Orlick's current work, she takes aesthetic ques & is greatly inspired by the silent film era, the commedia dell'arte & the pantomime. She has been touring the country with an entire retrospective of her films made from 2014-2017, debuting her longest-short "Silent Lovers", running at 10min long, in full color, shot in 16mm on a Bolex and edited completely by hand with a flatbed Steenbeck. All of her films were made in Brooklyn, NY with tons of love, dedication and support from all the artists and friends she's made while living here and could not have been possible without the facilities, education and encouragement from Mono No Aware Film.

More information on Julie and her work can be found here

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Intro to B&W Film Development
Sep
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Intro to B&W Film Development

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of exposed black and white film to develop.  Workshop students will develop the roll shot last week.

 Class: This class covers everything you need to develop the two rolls of film you shot the previous week.

  • Review of the chemicals involved in developing film
  • Loading film onto reels in the developing tank and proper development technique
  • Developing the roll pushed to 3200
  • A demonstration of the color film processor to give you a solid foundation how all film is developed.  If you want to shoot a roll of color film also, we will process it then. 
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Intro to B&W Film Development
Sep
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Intro to B&W Film Development

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of exposed black and white film to develop.  Workshop students will develop the roll shot last week.

 Class: This class covers everything you need to develop the two rolls of film you shot the previous week.

  • Review of the chemicals involved in developing film
  • Loading film onto reels in the developing tank and proper development technique
  • Developing the roll pushed to 3200
  • A demonstration of the color film processor to give you a solid foundation how all film is developed.  If you want to shoot a roll of color film also, we will process it then. 
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Intro to the Camera
Sep
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

Intro to the Camera

What to bring: Your 35mm or medium-format film camera.  We will go over them and answer any questions you may have. 

 Class: Everything you need to know to use a film camera.

  • Aperture  /  Shutter Speed  /  ISO (film speed)  /  Depth-of-Field / Lenses
  • Types of film, and how to pick which ones are appropriate for different situations
  • Brief history of photography, and a timeline of camera development
  • Hands-on demonstration with SLR, range-finder, medium-format, and view-finder cameras 
  • How to make a pinhole camera
  • How to load and shoot a roll of Tri-X (provided) for the next week’s film developing class.  You will also shoot a roll of Tri-X pushed to 3200.
  • Demonstration of how to load a film reel. Everyone can take home a roll and reel to practice for the film developing class. 
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"Havana Affair" Opening Reception
Sep
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

"Havana Affair" Opening Reception

In September 2016, photographers Keith Marlowe and Harriet Roberts spent several weeks shooting in Havana, Cuba. Their work is presented in the show, Havana Affair, at the Bushwick Community Darkroom. All of the film was developed at BCD and all prints were made at Borough Photo.

Describing the show, Keith says "All shots in this show were captured on film, ranging from 35mm to 4x5. Using an analog process to document our exploration of Havana seemed fitting for a place still so entrenched in the past, in ways both good and bad.” Using 35mm and 120 film to capture street scenes, and 4x5 to record the beautiful architecture, their photos represent the viability and longevity of both film photography and the city of Havana. Harriet remarked "Cuba is a place of such colour and energy, but separated politically from much of the world and for so long, it is also a country where time has stood still. It seemed in 2016 as if relations with Cuba were set to improve and I hoped to try and document things before the inevitable changes this would bring."

There will be a mojito bar starting at 6 until supplies run out. So come early if you want to partake in refreshing beverages!

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/keith_marlowe/

https://www.instagram.com/her_photo/

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Intermediate B&W Printing
Sep
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Intermediate B&W Printing

Ever wonder how pros get their photos to look so good? Now is your chance to find out! Take your darkroom skills to the next level and learn how to produce high quality images in our new intermediate black-and-white printing workshop.

Over the course of four weeks, 3.5 hours each week, you'll learn how to print with fiber paper, make larger prints, and use techniques to bring out out fine details and make higher quality prints from even the most challenging negatives. Best of all, you will meet other photographers who are dedicated to learning and preserving the art of film photography.

At the conclusion of the course, we'll celebrate with a public exhibition of your work at Bushwick Community Darkroom... and a party on opening night!

This course is for people who have already taken our beginner darkroom class or can demonstrate basic printing proficiency.

Time: Thursdays 6 - 9:30 pm. 

Workshop Fee: $550 for 4, 3.5hr long sessions. Includes materials.

Equipment: Students should have access to and familiarity with an operational 35mm or medium-format camera.

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BCD Presents: Books and Beer!
Aug
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

BCD Presents: Books and Beer!

This summer, we are starting a photo-inspired book club and we would love it if you can join us! This event is open to anyone who is interested; we would love to introduce more people to BCD! 

For our third book we will be reading "Instant: The Story of Polaroid".  We will meet at BCD on August 30th at 7pm and talk about the book as well as hang out and have some beers.

This event is free with a suggested donation of $5

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Print And Zine Swap
Aug
26
4:00pm 4:00pm

Print And Zine Swap

The Bushwick Community Darkroom is hosting a Print and Zine Swap in conjuction with NYC-SPC. Open to everyone and all genres of photography welcome. Trades encouraged but cash works too.

About NYC-SPC:

NYC Street Photographers Collective (SPC) is a collective made up of a small group of passionate street photographers that are dedicated to creating and sharing the art of capturing life in public spaces. The group was founded by Jorge Garcia in early 2015.

NYC-SPC offers members and anyone who is interested in the genre an opportunity to explore street photography with like minded individuals through engagement with a local community that shares resources and promotes individual’s work. NYC-SPC also regularly produces zines and organizes exhibitions to highlight photographs from members and other talented photographers.

This event will have beer donated from Sixpoint Brewery! 

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Intro to the Camera
Aug
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

Intro to the Camera

What to bring: Your 35mm or medium-format film camera.  We will go over them and answer any questions you may have. 

 Class: Everything you need to know to use a film camera.

  • Aperture  /  Shutter Speed  /  ISO (film speed)  /  Depth-of-Field / Lenses
  • Types of film, and how to pick which ones are appropriate for different situations
  • Brief history of photography, and a timeline of camera development
  • Hands-on demonstration with SLR, range-finder, medium-format, and view-finder cameras 
  • How to make a pinhole camera
  • How to load and shoot a roll of Tri-X (provided) for the next week’s film developing class.  You will also shoot a roll of Tri-X pushed to 3200.
  • Demonstration of how to load a film reel. Everyone can take home a roll and reel to practice for the film developing class. 
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Alvin W. Hall Jr.: Chromes Opening
Aug
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

Alvin W. Hall Jr.: Chromes Opening

The Bushwick Community Darkroom is pleased to present "Alvin W. Hall, Jr.: Chromes," an exhibition of color photographs from the personal archives of Alvin W. Hall, Jr., curated by Cameron Blaylock.

Throughout WWll and the decade that followed, the United States government trained a vast number of men and women in the technical aspects of photographic documentation. Alvin W. Hall, Jr., was one such individual.

Mr. Hall sought training and was employed by the Navy as a photographer after serving aboard the USS Quincy and participating in the invasion of Normandy. For fifteen years, Hall moved between naval stations across the world from Guam to Alaska; he documented rural and urban landscapes on black-and-white film with a large format view camera, and processed photographs made by spy planes on international operations.

In 1962, Hall transitioned from his government position, as Executive Officer of the United States Naval Photographic Center in Washington, D.C., to a variety of positions in the television industry. He served as president of Metro Kalvar, a developer of polyester-based black-and-white film for broadcast television, until the company was run out of business by the overwhelming popularity of color programming in the late 60’s. Hall finally settled with his family in Ridgefield, Connecticut, where he was employed as an insurance salesman until retirement.

Throughout his nomadic existence working as a photography professional, Hall maintained a parallel photographic practice: documenting the joys of parenthood and episodes of suburban life with his 35mm Petri camera on Kodachrome slides.

Alvin W. Hall, Jr., often spoke with his wife, Dorothy, about revisiting their color slides once they were retired and had time to do so. When Hall died in the spring of 2017, his grandson, Cameron Blaylock, found his vast archive of color photographs and carefully sifted through them.

In sharing this personal investigation into one grandfather’s off-duty relationship with photography, Blaylock provides a more general exploration into the underlying narratives of mid-century American society and the legacy of color photography.

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Intro to B&W Printing 2
Jul
30
2:00pm 2:00pm

Intro to B&W Printing 2

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: Fine-tune your printing skills, so the next time you come to the darkroom you are comfortable mixing chemistry, setting up the enlarger and working on your own.

  • How to print different size negatives
  • Different kinds and tones of paper
  • An introduction to Fiber paper printing
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Intermediate B&W Printing
Jul
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

Intermediate B&W Printing

Ever wonder how pros get their photos to look so good? Now is your chance to find out! Take your darkroom skills to the next level and learn how to produce high quality images in our new intermediate black-and-white printing workshop.

 

 

Over the course of four weeks, 3.5 hours each week, you'll learn how to print with fiber paper, make larger prints, and use techniques to bring out out fine details and make higher quality prints from even the most challenging negatives. Best of all, you will meet other photographers who are dedicated to learning and preserving the art of film photography.

 

 

At the conclusion of the course, we'll celebrate with a public exhibition of your work at Bushwick Community Darkroom... and a party on opening night!

 

 

This course is for people who have already taken our beginner darkroom class or can demonstrate basic printing proficiency.

 

 

Time: Thursdays 6 - 9:30 pm. 

Workshop Fee: $550 for 4, 3.5hr long sessions. Includes materials.

Equipment: Students should have access to and familiarity with an operational 35mm or medium-format camera.

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BCD Presents: Books and Beer!
Jul
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

BCD Presents: Books and Beer!

This summer, we are starting a photo-inspired book club and we would love it if you can join us! This event is open to anyone who is interested; we would love to introduce more people to BCD! 

For our second book we will be reading "Known And Strange Things" by Teju Cole.  We will meet at BCD on July 26th at 7pm and talk about the book as well as hang out and have some beers.

This event is free with a suggested donation of $5

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Jul
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Bring Your Own Photo Show

Our popular Bring Your Own Photo show returns for 2017! This is your chance to show us what you've been shooting and printing... and to see what your fellow photographers have been up to! Bring your best shot (unframed is okay; framed is better) to hang at 7 p.m., then stick around to party among the photos! We welcome color and black-and-white photos, film and digital, as well as instant. Show us your stuff!!! 

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BCD Presents: Books and Beer!
Jun
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

BCD Presents: Books and Beer!

This summer, we are starting a photo-inspired book club and we would love it if you can join us! This event is open to anyone who is interested; we would love to introduce more people to BCD! 

The first book we will be reading is Hold Still by Sally Mann. We will meet at BCD on June 21st at 7pm and talk about the book as well as hang out and have some beers.

This event is free with a suggested donation of $5

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Jun
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Artist Talk : Michael Littman

Michael Littman was born before Generations had catchy names. He started taking Black and White Photos with his Nikon F film camera because he couldn't afford a Leica Camera at that time. He was under the influence of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams because he considered them to be Artists rather then Photographers. Michael worked thematically and discovered in 1968 that the Myrtle Avenue El was going to be torn down. He took innumerable photos during that year and produced a personal book on that subject. He has enjoyed a lifetime of photographic experiences. He spent part of the last 10 years in China promoting Photography and installing shows. He was a High School Teacher in New York City for 32 years and enjoyed using photography as part of the curriculum. Michael will be happy to share my influences, techniques and experiences at the Bushwick Community Darkroom on June 7th 2017 at 7PM.

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Jun
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Exhibition Opening: "Magnum Occulta" Photographs by Whitney Evanson

oin us for the opening reception of our exhibitions of photographs by BCD Volunteer Whitney Evanson.

Reception: Saturday June 3, 2017 6-9pm
On view for the month of June during BCD Open Hours

Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt. - Frederich Nietzsche.

Whitney Evanson is fascinated by interpreting dreams, and theorizing the meanings of: memory, time, and space. She obsesses over the process within film photography and strives to know what it means to truly capture time in the form of analog film. The theoretical philosophical works of Roland Barthes and Walter Benjamin are a crucial influence to this series of images and all of her conceptual works.

In the photographic series created for her Master’s Capstone Project, she wanted to use photography to convey a sense of loss, with memory, time, and space. Evanson brought together the concepts and philosophical idea of ‘singularity of photography’ through the problems that photography gives to the beholder of the photograph. Her research and project focused on the Salem witch trials and the grassroots movement and rise of feminism within the EZLN in Chiapas, Mexico. 

How has women's autonomy developed from the time of the Salem witch trials to the place of women in grassroots movements? The female body, reproduction, use of the body to control and manipulate, ties between women and nature, ritual, and objectification can be traced across time and space within these histories. How are cultural identity, time, and place echoed throughout history, in collective memory and in tying the past to the present? This series draws connections between resistance, witchcraft, and its use to persecute radical women. It relates to pre-christian European religion, and pre-christian Mesoamerican religion in Chiapas. Hence the name of this show, MAGAM OCCULTA, which is Latin and translates into ‘witch of secrets’. This show will have specific ritual objects used within the series on display alongside the images to immerse the viewer in real time with what they are regarding within the photographs.

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