Rebirth Retreats, a photography workshop series based out of tiny Clarksdale, Miss.–a town in the heart of the photogenic, blues-drenched Mississippi Delta region–still has two slots open for its 2012 workshop, scheduled for Sunday, April 1 through Friday, April 6.
The retreat is geared toward advanced amateurs and professionals. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and experience digital printing and workflow, the art of working with large-format as well as Holga medium format cameras, and the ins and outs of alternative processes such as wet-plate and tiny type printing.
Last-minute registration is $1,600. The cost includes solo lodging at Clarksdale’s Shack Up Inn, which is made up of old sharecropper-style shacks, only ones that include modern, albeit decidedly non-upscale amenities.
Image: NOPA member Euphus “Butch” Ruth, a Delta resident, provides instruction on wet plate portraits at the Shack Up Inn. Photo from the Rebirth website. He will be working with the workshop again this year.