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f295 Work Sharing Reception

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The note from Sam (his mention of SPE) reminded me that I wanted to stress to those of you who were at SPE and were disenchanted with the work/portfolio sharing session I urge you to come to the f295 Symposium. The Thursday night opening reception is focused around an open work/portfolio sharing session of all alternative/adaptive photographic work..... 

We have a number of wonderful artist/photographers, many educators, some museum folks, lots of unknowns, and many in-betweens signed up. It should be a great mix! We'll have work ranging from Keith Taylor's exquisite 3-color gum prints to some first year student tintypes! The only way to make it better is for YOUR work to be included. 

We're interested in examining what is possible and what is being done in the world of non-mainstream photography... all skill levels welcome. We are not interested in proclaiming 'the best' - this is not a competition but a collaborative event meant to inspire and inform.  It promises to be a wonderful exchange of ideas and inspiration.

France Scully Osterman will also be delivering an hour long artists' talk entitled: Serendipity and Exquisite Manipulation

This work sharing event happened last year spontaneously on a much smaller scale and was a huge success, this year as a planned event it promises to be the highlight of the symposium.


Check out the latest symposium information:

>  -------Original Message-------
>  From: sam wang <stwang@bellsouth.net>
>  Subject: Re: alt process at the university level
>  Sent: 09 Apr '08 13:42
>  Diana,
>  Many schools teach a little cyanotype, vandyke, or pinhole. I think  
>  Chris was interested in more extensive programs and I am afraid that I  
>  am not aware of any beyond the already mentioned.
>  In the past, however, a number came to mind:
>  - Melanie Walker at U of Colorado at Boulder, following her dad Todd's  
>  foot steps
>  - Joan Lyon at Visual Studies Workshop
>  - Chuck Swedlund at SIU
>  - Scarlata at ASU (he showed me the first wet gum I saw and got me  
>  hooked)
>  - Wiley Sanderson at UGA (my former student studied there and showed  
>  me the first vandyke and cyanotype in ca. 1968)
>  - Craig Law at Utah, one of the first modern carbon experts
>  - the late Phil Davis at Michigan who was Dick Arentz' teacher and  
>  whose undergrad student got modern carbon techniques down
>  - Judy Steinhauser at Moore College of Art - she showed me how to  
>  expose gum WAY back when
>  - What about our Darrel Baird?
>  - I'm sure I left out a few important people and schools...
>  I didn't attend SPE this year, but from the previous conferences I got  
>  the impression that wet photography was very much alive and well, not  
>  being completely taken over by digital. That is, the trade school have  
>  gone completely digital, whereas art departments have not. And along  
>  with wet photography, there is a resurgence of interest in alt.  
>  However, if there is any school more committed to alt than Chris' MSU,  
>  I haven't seen it.
>  Sam
>  On Apr 9, 2008, at 10:22 AM, Diana Bloomfield wrote:
>  > Chris,
>  >
>  > 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.
>  >> Chris
>  >>
>  >>
>  >