Springtime at the Cleveland Print Room

We’ve got an exciting array of events for Spring, 2014 at the Cleveland Print Room. Our March exhibition, Hidden Mother: Reimagined, is an invitational showing of “hidden mother” photography featuring the work of more than a dozen Northeast Ohio women reinterpreting the Victorian-era phenomenon of child portraiture wherein concealed or camouflaged mothers would hold their infant children to ensure a cooperative pose.


A vintage "Hidden Mother" photo from the collection of Cleveland Print Room director Shari Wilkins

A vintage “Hidden Mother” photo from the collection of Cleveland Print Room director Shari Wilkins

The Print Room’s first foray into international cultural exchange starts this March thanks to the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion program. We welcome Taiwanese photographer Chin-pao Chen as our Artist in Residence though the month of May. He will work on The Cleveland Project with area high school in the NewBridge Cleveland after-school youth arts program. Their efforts will culminate in a special exhibit in our gallery.


Keep an eye out also for our upcoming workshop with Greg Martin, The Art & Craft ofWet Plate Collodion and another Wet Plate Collodion Portrait Session. Martin has brought his vintage view camera to the Print Room previously for both a demonstration of the 19th century process, and for holiday portrait sessions. This time he will teach the almost magical process, known for producing stunning images that retain their timeless look throughout the ages.


Of course our regular Darkroom Orientation sessions, Basic B&W Darkroom classes, and our ever-popular Pinhole Camera workshops, all continue. Check clevelandprintroom.com or our Facebook page for information!


Cleveland Print Room
ArtCraft Building 
2550 Superior Avenue
Cleveland OH 44114



Hidden Mother: A Contemporary Perspective

March 19 – May 11, 2014

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