Teacher: Ana Masiello

APRIL 2020
Thursday 23 from 10 to 14hs.
Friday 24 from 10 to 14hs.

Limited vacancy

More info: talleres.cifha@gmail.com

From the moment monochromatic photography was born, the aim has been to reach color photography, and the proof of this is the amount of "colored" photographs and the thousands of attempts to achieve images with tones faithful to the real ones. It was a difficult, long and arduous task, and only at the beginning of the 20th century the first commercial color process was achieved: Autochrome.

From that moment on, a "cold war" began between the two most important powers in the development, research and manufacture of photographic materials in order to achieve a colour-stable, simpler processing process with fuller colours: the American Kodak and the German AGFA.

At the beginning of the 1960s, color photography began to dominate until black and white photography was displaced and reduced to a minimum. Many are the color processes that have been used, with very different technologies and results. And of course those differences generate divergent conservation needs.

The aim of this workshop is to familiarize participants with the most important and most frequently occurring color processes in collections, to identify them, and to delve into their specific conservation needs. We will take a look at the history of colour processes, their components, the formation of colour, their processes of deterioration and their specific use. Participants will also be able to observe examples of the processes used.

It is necessary for the realization of this workshop, to have basic knowledge of conservation or have made the Workshop of Identification and Conservation of Photographic Processes, also dictated in CIFHA.

More about Teacher: Ana Masiello

Conservative Restorer specializing in paper, photography and audio

Post-graduate degree in management, preservation and administration of photographic archives from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

He received ICROM and Getty Conservation Institute scholarships for training in the United States, Mexico and Europe. He coordinates the Workshop on Conservation and Restoration of the Library of the Legislature.

Currently, she is a conservation consultant for the Centro de Investigación Fotográfico Histórico Argentino, the Foto Estudio Luisita and the Archivo de la Memoria Trans, among other institutions. She has developed and carried out projects for the Museum of Natural Sciences of La Plata, the Archive of Special Collections of the University of San Andrés, the Secretariat of Human Rights in the Ministry of Defense, the Society of Jesus and private collections. She has collaborated on projects for the National Archives of Australia, PH15 and National Radio. Co-author of the publication "Ultrasonic cleaning for plastic negatives: experiences with isopropanol" (Conversa Magazine, 2017). She also works as a teacher.


Image: CIFHA Archive Bernardo Croce, stereoscopic autochrome glass. (circa 1920)