During the summer I had a beautiful experience of teaching a couple of experimental photography workshops in New York City. I love seeing people's faces when they discover the magic of photography. Our generation is a consumer of images and yet sometimes we become numb and midless to the act of creating images and we forget about the time and processes people used to do just to be able to record one image. I think about Ann Atkins, she was a botanist that used the cyanotype process to create photographs of plants in 1843. today, we can still use the same cyanotype process of drawing with the sun light.
Here are some of the pictures from the workshops where I taught the cyanotype process and polaroid lift transfer techniques at Make the Road NY in collaboration with the Youth Power Project and at Centro Cultural Barco de Papel in Queens, NY.