Chlorophyll Printing & Talk with Binh Danh


Capture your favorite photographic images on the leaf of a tropical plant through chlorophyll printing, a camera-less process that attaches digital images to living leaves through exposure to the sun. Explore what images work best and how to preserve your prints.

Workshop: Friday and Saturday, July 11 and 12, 9 am-4 pm each day. Register by July 6, 2014
Location: Art Students League of Denver, 200 Grant Street, Denver CO 80203
Cost: $150 ASLD & CPAC members; $175 non members. $25 materials fee

Artist Talk with Binh Danh and Denis Roussel: Thursday, July 10, 6 pm.
Cost: $5 ASLD & CPAC members; $10 non members
At CPAC followed by opening reception for “Developing World” 7-8.30 pm


Call CPAC at 303-837-1341 to reserve your place at the Artist Talk, or

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This workshop is presented in conjunction with Developing World, on exhibition at CPAC July 10 – August 16. Students will learn how to transfer images onto leaves through the process of “chlorophyll printing.” Developed by Binh Dahn, this process is achieved by outputting digital images onto a laser print transparency, and then attaching the images onto tropical plant leaves through exposure to the sun. Along with learning the simple process, students will explore what images work best on leaves and how to preserve the chlorophyll prints from fading. Students will be provided with materials to work with or may bring their own leaves or transparencies to work with. Note: Chlorophyll printing does not involve chemicals other than a UV resistant acrylic spray.

Biography: Binh Dahn immigrated with his family to the US during the Viet Nam war, when he was two years old. He studied photography at Stanford University and developed chlorophyll printing during his graduate studies as an intersection of art, history, and science. Dahn’s work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions and has been added to numerous permanent collections including those at the Corcoran Art Gallery, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the deYoung Museum, the George Eastman House, and the Harry Ransom Center.

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