Master Printer Brian Young

Master Printer Brian Young


Jan 8, 2022 | 10am



Due to the current Covid outbreak, we are postponing the workshop with Brian Young.
We hope to reschedule in the coming weeks. Please stay safe and stay tuned. 


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Please note a COVID-19 vaccination is required. Face masks are mandatory during the workshops at all times.

Weekend, January 8-9
Saturday + Sunday

There are numerous stories of photographers processing their films in unusual and makeshift circumstances, some of which are legend. B&W film development is a finite act: once is forever so you best be prepared for the challenge.

The purpose of this class is to discuss and demonstrate how it is possible (and relatively easy) to produce quality B&W negatives.

Learning involves making mistakes; you will make mistakes, everyone does. But, with practice, you will soon produce consistent results which translate into predictable printing times/ contrast settings and desired tonal scale. This control is our goal. Proofing negatives will be the means by which you can analyze the quality of your negatives for grain, contrast/ density and tonal scale. Using a film scanner and printer (home) or printing in a darkroom at BDC will be the final test of your effort…seeing the positive in a print.

This class is open to anyone who wants to become ‘the master of their own fate’. And, we also welcome all those who are tired of serving the ‘other master’… DIGITAL!

IMPORTANT: We ask that students shoot 2-3 rolls of Tri x film 35mm or 120 before class starts on Saturday.

About the Instructor

BRIAN YOUNG is a Canadian-born photographer, teacher and master printer. Since 1980, he has dedicated himself to analog B&W photography. He has been a member of the ICP faculty since 1988 and has taught workshops in Brazil, Mexico, and Spain. In 1992, he started Phototechnica Inc., a custom B&W lab that specializes in exhibition printing, book projects and commercial repro. He has printed for prominent national and international art photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers. He has also printed for exhibitions in distinguished museums around the world. In 2016, he published a book of pictures from his own archive, “The Train NYC 1984.” Young enjoys collaborating with photographers who still believe in the unique beauty of film photography and the silver gelatin print.

IMAGE: © Brian Young