Inventions of Photography – Chapter Seven - The Platinum Print

A note from the filmmakers:

Sometimes referred to as ‘The King’ of photographic processes, the platinum print is named after the precious metal used in the process. Like the pigment processes it is designed to last and was also used by the pictorialists. The platinum print is one of the most permanent processes ever conceived. Certain gelatin silver prints that most of us grew up are fleeting when compared to the platinum print. Today, some smart phone cameras feature applications designed to erase your image seconds after it was made. It leads to the question: Is there an image of yourself that stands a chance of lasting for a hundred years?