WELCOME TO STUDIO GOPPO

Making art is a complex process, and although it takes a genius to create a masterpiece, all artists have the ability to create wonderful pieces. studio goppo serves local artists and the community by providing them with the best tools for getting inspired and creating art. We provide classes and studio space for people to come in and develop their crafts. Find out more information and join us today.

Workshop

Aug & Sept 2019

Who we are

‘Studio Goppo’, as we have named it, is an initiative towards developing a space for enhancing the understanding of historical photography practice primarily. ‘Goppo’ is a Bengali word, means small stories which further defines the purpose behind establishing this studio that is to bring together all those small stories, ideas, practices and research around the world of photography. Hence it consequentially invites the story around memory, evidence, identity, history of culture, and so on.


Although the studio is dedicated to photographic practices but our approach in developing it would be multidisciplinary. We believe that each and every subject we specialized is interwoven. They get a dynamic, flourishing stance only when there is multidisciplinary outlook. Our studio would enhance and achieve from the collaboration of various opinions, inventions and perceptions.

 

The studio welcomes Artist, Art historians, people working with social history, doing research on 19th century photography, working with photographic chemistry, and anyone who is interested to learn or explore handmade photography. 

Arpan : Art Educator at Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan

Shreya : Art Historian and a research scholar on Indian Photographic History

What we do

A Home for creative practice

The studio offers expertise and infrastructure for Artist, Research scholar and any one who is interested around the idea of handmade photography.We offers workshops on various historical photographic process time to time .The studio is building a library dedicated to 19th century photography and contemporary practice. we are  now   offering  ‘Artist in residency’ programme .

Objectives

 

· To re-visit the techniques and practices during the late 19th and early 20th-century photography practice.

· We are interested in establishing an archive of traditional, local methodology which exists or existed for photographic practices in India.

We have a small library dedicated to 19th-century photography, critical writings on photography, contemporary photographic practice. Developing this library is one of our primary objectives. 

· The studio highlights the historical, theoretical and documentary base research works related to photography thus 'Goppo', as a studio would be enhancing both practical and theoretical experiments in photography.

Our studio’s vision is to create a common larger platform were like-minded visionaries could come together generating a flux of further possibilities, opinions, ideas and practice in photography.

Process we work with

METHODS PRACTICE IN OUR STUDIO


This is probably the only studio in the country which can offer artist and researchers to practically work with the following methods.

Chromium base

  • · Gum dichromate ( Multi color and B&W)

  • · Carbon Print ( Multi color and B&W)

  • · Dust on Print

Iron base

  • · Cyanotype ( Classical process)

  • · Cyanotype ( Newly invented by this studio for print and making photograph)

Silver base:

  • · Salt Print

  • · Albumen print

  • · Gelatin POP

  • · Colodion Paper

  • · Silver Gelatin ( for print an making photograph)

  • · Wet Plate Collodion ( For making negative)

  • · Ambrotype ( Wet plate collodion to make positive)

  • · Calotype or talbotype

Iron & Silver based:

  • · Kalliotype

  • · Vandyke brown

  • · Other newly invented process.

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WORKSHOPS ON ALTERNATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

We offer workshops on various alternative photography processes. The possibility of making photographic images with 19th century process are endless, but it needs a proper understanding of various parameters including chemicals, equipments, and climate.
Workshop on 19th century photography process helps to understand the process of making analogue photography and opens up the creative window inside you. When all the images throughout the world became standardized by means of digital tools, this is an alternative way out.
Our workshops are open to anyone who wants to look beyond technological spectaculars and want to use their hand to create their own.

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ON 19TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHY

'Studio Goppo' is starting  with private tutorials. These tutorials aim to accommodate interested people who might not be able to attend our pre-scheduled workshops. One can select their convenient time and interested medium. Initial step is to fill the registration form on bases of which we will mutually decide and finalize the schedule. The fees structure will depend on the process one select and the duration it will take towards its accomplishment.

 

Presently we are offering tutorials on multiple medium listed below.

 

Chromium base

  • · Gum dichromate ( Multi color and B&W)

  • · Dust on Print

Iron base

  • · Cyanotype ( Classical process)

  • · Cyanotype ( Newly invented by this studio for print and making photograph)

Silver base:

  • Salt Print

  • Albumen print

  • Silver Gelatin Emulsion Paper 

  • Silver Gelatin Emulsion dry plate film

  • Calotype wax paper negative

  • Wet Plate Collodion ( For making negative)

  • Ambrotype ( Wet plate collodion to make positive)

Iron & Silver based:

  • · Kallitype

  • · Vandyke brown

AND THEIR WORKS

We are looking for original writings on photography. We are interested to publish essay on photography research, contemporary photography practice, experiment, technical experiments, documentation etc.

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WRITINGS ON PHOTOGRAPHY

We are looking for original writings on photography. We are interested to publish essay on photography research, contemporary photography practice, experiment, technical experiments, documentation etc.

Contact Us

+919800268868 , +917908575480

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North Simantapally,
Santiniketan 731235, WB, IND

+919800268868 , +917908575480

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