VSU’s Department of Art Hosted a Wet Plate Collodion Workshop on March 7

Photo Credit: Image produced by Kaleb Foshee


Photo Credit: Photo of Kaleb Foshee by VSU’s Bryan Garris


The Department of Art at Valdosta State University hosted a Wet Plate Collodion Workshop with Kaleb Foshee on March 7.

Invented in 1851, the wet collodion photographic process produces a glass negative and a detailed print. The method thrived from the 1850s to about 1880, as it was preferred for the quality of the prints and the ease with which they could be reproduced.

Foshee became interested in the archaic process while studying at VSU; he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2013 and is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

An estimated 25 students and community members participated in the workshop.

Dominick Gheesling, assistant professor of art, specifically photography, may be contacted at (229) 259-2074 or jdgheesling@valdosta.edu for more information.