The gelatin silver process is commonly
known as a black and white photographic
print. It is the traditional way of making
a photograph in the darkroom by printing
an image onto paper from a film negative.
A suspension of silver salts in gelatin is
coated onto a support of film and paper,
making it sensitive to light. In a darkroom
the film image is enlarged onto the paper
and is then processed in a series of
development and fixing baths to
make them archival.
This photographic technique was invented
in the late 1800s and continues today with
artists that appreciate the timeless quality
that these handcrafted images produce.