Fotograf Roman Krawczenko stoi przy aparacie analogowym sprzed 100 lat.

One of Lublin’s most magical corners, The Hartwig Alley, is home to Roman Krawczenko’s Photography Studio, where you can study and practise noble photography techniques like ambrotype or contact printing. 


Photography Studio from 100 years ago – a tour

Visit the Photography Studio in the Hartwig Alley, discover the secrets of noble photography techniques and explore how photographers worked 100 years ago.

The tour covers:

  • ambrotype technique
  • the history of photography
  • cameras of our great grandparents and how they worked
  • the darkroom
  • checking out how an image emerges on paper or glass

You can also make a glass portrait using the collodion technique.
When: 3,4, 10, 17, 18, 24 and 25 November 2022 12.00-16.00
Where: Photography Studio, The Hartwig Alley / Kowalska 3
Admission free. No more than two people can be inside the studio at any given time.

Contact print – spirit photography 

A unique opportunity to take part in a professional photography session. We will make portraits using one of the oldest photography techniques from the early 20th century. Each participant will receive two prints. Such photos make fantastic gifts and unique souvenirs.
When: 5 November 2022 (Saturday), 10.00-12.00 or 12.00-14.00
Where: Photography Studio, The Hartwig Alley / Kowalska 3
Price: 10 PLN
Target audience: Adults
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Calotype – salted paper

Calotype, aka talbotype,  is an early photographic process introduced in 1841 by William Henry Fox Talbot. The technique involves coating a sheet of paper with silver chloride and exposing it to UV light in a camera obscura without chemical processing. These prints are as durable as images produced in silver processes. The image, deep brown or black in colour, would also be coated with beeswax to improve the translucency of the base.


When: 19 November 2022, 10.00-12.30 or 13.00-15.30
Where: Photography Studio, Kowalska 3 / The Hartwig Alley
Price: 15 pln
Target audience: Adults
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Ambrotype (from Greek ἀμβροτός — “immortal”, and τύπος — “impression”)  is one of the oldest  positive photography techniques, used since 1851. It allows creating one unique image, without the option of making extra prints.  Considering the picture can last undamaged for as long as 180 years, such a portrait will be a cherished memento for many generations!

When: 26 November 2022, 10.00-12.30, 13.00-15.30
Where: Photography Studio, The Hartwig Alley, Kowalska 3
Price: 50 pln
Target audience: adults
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Ukrainian language available.