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The answer is: Yes. They are photographs, or at least they are exposed as
photographs, AND they are a way to print.

Think of the making of the colotype as the making of the photographic
negative. The negative is then printed. It is called a colotype because
collodion is used to make the negative image on the glass plate. This image
is then used to print on paper. This gets the gist across, although it is
not strictly accurate in terms of technique. I recommend the book The
Keepers of Light by William Crawford for specific directions. It is a very
interesting book about several non-silver printmaking methods, not just
colotypes.

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