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Intensive four-day workshop focuses on alternative photographic processes: Photographer Bruce Dunbar to offer workshop July 15-18 at WCSU

image of Roots by Dunbar cyanotype over ink jet
Roots by Dunbar cyanotype over ink jet

DANBURY, CONN. — Western Connecticut State University Adjunct Professor of Art Bruce Dunbar will offer an intensive four-day Alternative Photographic Processes Workshop from July 15 through 18, 2019, at the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.

The workshop, presented by the WCSU Department of Art, will meet Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Photo Suite in VPAC Room 343. Enrollment is open to the public at a registration fee of $365, including all materials. Class size is limited to 10 students. Advance registration is required and may be completed online through July 8 at

The workshop is recommended for adults who are interested in a hands-on experience exploring the history of photography. Sessions will cover specific historical processes introduced in the 19th century for photographic printing that include cyanotype, Van Dyke brown and Kallitype. Students will learn techniques for application of these processes in working with digital photo negatives.

Recipient of an M.A. in Photography from New York University, Dunbar has shown his photographs and mixed-media works at numerous solo and group exhibitions in Connecticut and New York City. He described his artistic philosophy in combining photography with mixed media as “an attempt at capturing an impression, an inescapable essence of what once was, the invisible force through which matter changes, and the state of flux in which all organic matter is caught.”

In addition to his faculty position at WCSU, Dunbar serves as a photography instructor at the Silvermine School of Art, conducts workshops for the Art Explorer Program at Weir Farm and participates in the arts group Lamia Ink! in New York.

For information, contact the Department of Art at (203) 837-8403 or the Office of University Relations at (203) 837-8486.


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