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,