PhotoVox: March 2024 – Virtual Presentation with Historic Process Practicing Masters


Virtual Presentation

“Scully & Osterman: Our Evolution”

Join us for an online presentation with Historic (alternative) process Photography Masters

SPEAKERS | Mark Osterman and France Scully Osterman

WHEN | Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at 6:30 PM (MST)

WHERE | Online (through Zoom – link in registration email)

COST | Free for CPAC members*; $10 for non-members

ABOUT | For March’s online PhotoVox, hear from Mark Osterman and France Scully Osterman, who established Scully & Osterman in 1991. They will present about how they became teachers and exhibiting artists of early photographic processes in a modern, digital age. Through extensive primary research and practical application, Scully & Osterman have evolved as historians and contemporary masters of a wide variety of historic (alternative) photographic processes, most notably, wet and dry plate collodion processes. Their knowledge and skills have gained the attention of photographic conservators, collectors, museum curators, and the most advanced collodion photographers the world over. 


Widely recognized as the foremost expert in the technical evolution of photography, Mark Osterman was Photographic Process Historian at George Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York from 1999-2020 where he conducted primary research and taught early photographic processes for the international conservation community.  He is best known for his research in the wet and dry collodion variants and creating masterful bodies of work with these techniques. His own imagery, often influenced by early spirit photography, is imaginative, masterful and represented in international collections. Through his research, writings, exhibitions, teaching, and work as an artist, he has been an important influence in the current revival of collodion and other techniques used in fine art photography.

France Scully Osterman is an artist and educator. As an educator, she is recognized for her extensive knowledge of early photographic processes including wet and dry-plate collodion, photogenic drawing, cyanotype, albumen and salt print methods.  Her images and writing are published extensively.  As an artist, she has received glowing reviews of her “Sleep” exhibit including Art in America, Paris Photo Magazine and the Village Voice.  

The Ostermans ambrotypes and prints have been widely published and exhibited in galleries and museums in France, Poland, Switzerland, Japan, England, Israel, Mexico, throughout the United States and are in the collections of numerous museums and private collections.


PhotoVox is a monthly program offered by the Colorado Photographic Arts Center to help you strengthen your artistic voice with the support of other photographers and artists in the Denver Metro community. Meetings are held monthly at either CPAC’s downtown gallery or virtually on Zoom, and feature discussions led by local arts and community leaders. Three sessions per year are dedicated to portfolio sharing.