Photo Transfer Workshop

Saturday, March 18, 2023, 11AM – 2PM

The Counter Collective + Harvey Milk Photo Center
Saturday, March 18, 2023, 11 AM – 2 PM
at Harvey Milk Photo Center 50 Scott St., SF
Register Here on Eventbrite. Fee $45
*Please select 2-3 photos & send to us to print prior to the workshop. email to

This workshop is a hands-on introduction to photo transfer, a technique that utilizes the photographic medium to create something new. Photo Transfer Workshop

Transfer is a technique that takes an image, called a matrix in this process, and directly prints it into a new surface, creating a mirror image. You use solvents on the matrix in order to lift it, and the process can only be done once per matrix, meaning it is not a repeatable process. The results vary and can be magical in their uniqueness. 

There are many ways to apply photo transfer, with different materials and methods. In this workshop you will learn multiple techniques for how to hand print and apply this method at home. We will have time to learn about the process, see artist examples, experiment, and print together. 

The goal of this course is to create accessibility to alternative printing, providing room for expression and experimentation at all levels of photography, and to walk away with some beautiful images.

About the Workshop: This workshop is organized by the Counter Collective, a group that aims to highlight the work of female & non-binary lens-based artists. 

About the Facilitator: Cecilia Mignon is an interdisciplinary artist and photographer based in Oakland. Mignon was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, where they received a BFA in printmaking from Pacific Northwest College of Art. Their work is heavily photo based, making large scale transfer prints of images on delicate paper. Photo transfer plays an important role, creating soft and ethereal landscapes and images which enhances the sense of looking back into a memory or a foggy dream. @ceciliamignon

About the Counter Collective: The Counter Collective was founded by Malindi Jo Walker and Victoria Campa in the summer of 2020 to create a space that elevates the voices of those looked over in traditional art circles. We aim to provide the opportunity for female-identifying and non-binary folx to share their work in established spaces, to hold workshops to encourage their practices, and overall, to create a network where we can exchange ideas and encourage each others’ growth. @counterphotocollective