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Barret Oliver and Rubel Castle

  • Rubel Castle 844 North Live Oak Avenue Glendora, CA, 91741 United States (map)

Join us at historic Rubel Castle in Glendora to visit the studio of Barret Oliver to learn about his work with antique photographic processes.

We'll enjoy a session with Barret at his studio, followed by lunch and a tour of the castle and farm with the Glendora Historical Society. Following the tour attendees may remain at the castle to photograph until 3pm.

$30 per person includes lunch and a donation to the Glendora Historical Society. Limited to 15 participants.

IMPORTANT: These locations are not ADA-accessible and no accommodation can be made for wheelchairs, walkers, or cart assistance due to stairs, tunnels, and uneven surfaces. There are no sidewalks, handrails, and walking surfaces include gravel and bare ground. We must cross a drawbridge to reach the studio at Rubel Castle. Sturdy footwear is required (heels, flip-flops, and sandals are not recommended). Participants will be required to sign a waiver of liability before entering.

Barret Oliver is a photographer, printer and historian of photographic technology. His book "A History of the Woodburytype" is the only scholarly analysis of this important printing process and the beginnings of the photomechanical industry. The historian and Professor Emeritus Princeton University, Peter Bunnell, noted that the book "broadens understanding of how photography became a truly modern medium of mass cultural import." For the past decade Oliver has been exploring the intersection of nineteenth century photography and contemporary thought. In addition to his own work, Barret has collaborated with many celebrated artists including Chuck Close and Mel Bochner.