Phytography! A workshop with Karel Doing

An example of a phytogram, showing a flower's petals printed in brown ink

© Karel Doing



A workshop with Karel Doing

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 Friday 14 April 2023


  Blackwell Hall, Weston Library

  Free, booking required: spaces limited 

This workshop is now fully booked.

About this workshop

Phytography is a plant-based photographic process invented by Karel Doing. It uses the uses the internal chemistry of plants to create images on photographic emulsion. The process takes place in full daylight and makes use of locally gathered plants and biodegradable chemistry.

In this workshop, the artist will explain his technique and methodology, placing it in a historical lineage of experimental photography while also connecting it with ecological literacy. Learn how with Karel Doing himself and make a mysterious Phytogram!  All materials will be provided.


Karel Doing is an artist, filmmaker, and researcher whose practice investigates the relationship between culture and nature by means of analogue and organic process, experiment, and co-creation.


Blackwell Hall, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

 Wheelchair access

The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible.

 Booking information

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We gratefully acknowledge the support of Sir Brian and Lady Pomeroy towards our photography season activities.

The Bodleian Libraries Learning Programme is generously supported by The Helen Hamlyn Trust:

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