The photography studio of Workshops of Culture is a place dedicated to noble, historic photography techniques, where you can learn the secrets of a variety of analogue techniques, see what the work of photographers and lab assistants looked like 100 years ago, commission an individual portrait or buy landscape photographs.
Can you imagine a more beautiful and meaningful site for a photography studio than the Hartwig Alley? The alley is one of the most beautiful corners of Lublin’s city centre, a place named after the Hartwig family of outstanding representatives of Polish culture, including Edward Hartwig, one of the world’s best-known Polish photographers of the 20th century. It turns out that it is possible, although very unlikely.
On 22 October 2015 Workshops of Culture opened a new, permanent photography studio in the Hartwig Alley. This studio focuses on noble, historic photography techniques, where visitors can get acquainted with various techniques of analogue photography and learn about the work of photographers and laboratory assistants at the turn of the 20th century. It is also possible to commission a portrait or buy landscape photographs. During the workshops held here, you can meet acclaimed photographers who pass on their knowledge to up-and-coming practitioners. In the summer, the Alley becomes an outdoor gallery presenting the work of old masters of photography. At the risk of sounding immodest, we want to believe that we will spread our passion for noble analogue photography to the residents of Lublin and Europe. We hope that, taking inspiration from master Hartwig’s exploration and works, we will all become absorbed in the noble black and white landscape and portrait photography.
WHERE: The Hartwig Alley / Kowalska 3
WHEN: Visiting the studio: every Thursday and Friday, 14.00-18.00. You can call to arrange a different day for a visit.
ADMISSION: Visiting the studio is free, for other events check the schedule. It requires registration via the online form.