Albumen print

Experiment

Research

Process based on the light sensitive of silver chloride suspended in  an albumen binder

Material

Other

Craft

Other

General Technique

Surface modifying

Specific Technique

Photographic process

Properties & Qualities

Application

Product

Qualities

2D Opaque

Colour

Brown and beige

Sample Information

Date of creation

-

Process & Production

1) Beat chloride (sodium or ammonium chloride) with egg white until frothy.
2) after settling, it was strained and left to ferment
3) the paper was floated in the albumen and dried.
4) the coated paper was floated in a solution of silver nitrate
5) after drying, the paper was printed under contact with sunlight
6) the print was washed, could be toned (in a solution of gold chloride), fixed with sodium thiosulphate and washed.

-a based on information from http://www.graphicsatlas.org/identification/?process_id=143

Credits

Craft Maker

Élia Roldão

Library Contributor

VICARTE, NOVA

Photographer

Sofia Moreira Pires