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Silver Gelatin

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.