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Re: alt process at the university level


East Carolina (Greenville, NC) has both undergraduate and graduate programs in photography, and I know they teach alt processes there, though I don't know how extensive it is. Sam might know. The dept is run by Gill Leebrick and Jacquie Leebrick. Tom Braswell was teaching a lot of the alt processes there, but don't know if he is still doing that. John Scarlata, at Appalachian State (Boone, NC), teaches alt processes in their dept; others may be teaching it as well. Again, I don't know how extensive it is. Frank Hunter at Duke University's Center for Doc Studies (Durham, NC), teaches *some* alternative processes, mainly platinum I think. They're not really dedicated to it, but he is the resident alt person there, I believe. I took a platinum and cyanotype workshop at ICP, many years ago, with James Luciana. He's at Marist College (Poughkeepsie, NY), and I'm sure he's teaching alt printing: http://foxweb.marist.edu/users/jzm3/Luciana/

That's all I can think of for now, but I'm sure there are more out there. From what I can tell (around here, anyway), photography/arts/ communication and even design schools are more about making sure their graduates secure well-paying jobs when they leave. So, for some reason, alt printing doesn't seem to be the driving force . . . They all seem to be more about computer technology, as far as I can tell. NC State has a very fine design school, but they removed their wet darkrooms about 10+ years ago, I think. Just ripped them right out. They're now *all* about computers, from what I can tell.

While teaching alt processes might be part of any university photography program, I doubt many universities dedicate a lot of time/ resources to it. I may be wrong, of course . . .

On Apr 9, 2008, at 9:31 AM, Christina Z. Anderson wrote:

Good morning all,
Can anyone give me names of professors who are teaching alt at a university level either in the US, Canada, or abroad? In other words, where is there an extensive alt program?

I noticed in the Project Basho announcement a James Hajicek at Arizona State University. There is Sarah Van Keuren at U of the Arts. There used to be Sam at Clemson :) I assume that Craig Stevens and/or Steven Bliss teach alt at Savannah College of Art and Design. There's Mark Osterman who is developing one in Rochester....

Scott Weber, how about Florida?

My perception is it is not extensively taught--am I wrong on that?

I am wondering for students who want to go to an alt friendly undergrad or grad program.