Out of the Blue: Explorations in Cyanotype

Gallery 136½ at PhotoSynthesis

Aug. 6, 2024 - Aug. 27, 2016

136½ Pine Street
Manchester, 06040
(860) 783-5443


The cyanotype was discovered by Sir John Herschel in 1842. Also known as the blueprint or ferroprussiate process, the cyanotype was one of many iron-based photographic processes developed in the early days of photography and, due to its relative simplicity, is often one of the first historical processes that people study.

Though typically an image rendered on paper in various shades of blue, the cyanotype is a process that lends itself to adaptability and experimentation regarding substrates and color alterations through various toning techniques.

We are are pleased to bring you this exhibit showcasing the cyanotype process. These include traditional cyanotypes on paper, cyanotypes printed on other materials or manipulated through toning, and mixed media pieces utilizing the cyanotype process.

This juried exhibition can be viewed August 6–August 27, 2016.

Join us for an artists’ reception on Saturday, August 6, from 5–7pm.

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