Ella Morton G44: Alternative Approaches to Landscape Photography

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Register for this Gallery 44 workshop here.

$120 / $100 (G44 members)

With record heat waves and natural disasters happening regularly around the globe, there is no better time than now to be making work about our enduring connection with the land. This workshop will introduce participants to a range of experimental techniques to reinterpret their landscape images. We will discuss landscape photography’s importance during the unfolding climate crisis, examining the work of several contemporary artists against the backdrop of traditional landscape photography.

Participants will work in the darkroom with their own negatives, experimenting with print manipulation processes such as photograms, solarization, selective development and chemigrams. Additional resources will available to continue experimenting beyond the workshop.

Basic darkroom skills recommended but not required. Participants should bring black and white negatives and/or natural objects such as leaves, flowers, etc.

Ella Morton (she/her) is a Canadian visual artist and filmmaker living in Tkaronto/
Toronto. Her expedition-based practice has brought her to residencies and projects
across Canada, Scandinavia and Antarctica. Working primarily with lens-based media,
she uses experimental analogue processes to capture the sublime and fragile qualities
of remote landscapes. She has exhibited her work internationally, including shows at Lonsdale Gallery
(Toronto), Foley Gallery (New York), Contemporary Calgary (Calgary), Galérie AVE
(Montréal), Idea Exchange (Cambridge), the Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort
Collins, CO), Photographic Center Northwest (Seattle), the Alternator Centre for
Contemporary Art (Kelowna) and Hanstholm Art Space (Denmark). Her work has been
featured in a variety of publications including the NPR Picture Show, Better
Photography Magazine, Analog Forever Magazine, Lenscratch, the Toronto Star and
the British Journal of Photography. She is a sessional photography instructor at York