I was first introduced to the art of Intaglio in 2011 and found the process fascinating. While it is messy and labor intensive, the results for me are very special. These images are from arounf the world and they are primarily of vanishing cultures. I want to honor their culture and photograph them in their element.
Intaglio printing is the opposite of relief printing, in that the printing is done from ink that is below the surface of the plate. The design is cut, scratched, or etched into the printing surface or plate, which can be copper, zinc, aluminum, magnesium, plastics, or even coated paper.
Ethiopia Karo : Intaglio : ELIZABETH SANJUAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Ethiopia Karo
Kenya Nike : Intaglio : ELIZABETH SANJUAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Kenya Nike
China : Intaglio : ELIZABETH SANJUAN PHOTOGRAPHY
China
Corn  Lady : Intaglio : ELIZABETH SANJUAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Corn Lady
India 
 : Intaglio : ELIZABETH SANJUAN PHOTOGRAPHY
India
India Desert Girl : Intaglio : ELIZABETH SANJUAN PHOTOGRAPHY
India Desert Girl
Jordan : Intaglio : ELIZABETH SANJUAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Jordan
Vietnam : Intaglio : ELIZABETH SANJUAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Vietnam
Cigar Lady_Mayanmar : Intaglio : ELIZABETH SANJUAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Cigar Lady_Mayanmar
Zambia
 : Intaglio : ELIZABETH SANJUAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Zambia
Vietnam boy : Intaglio : ELIZABETH SANJUAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Vietnam boy
Ethiopia Mursi : Intaglio : ELIZABETH SANJUAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Ethiopia Mursi