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Louis Lumiere is a public school based 10 miles east Paris, not so far from Disney resort (out of topic regarding alt processes !), 15 minutes travel from the city with a direct subway.
We run a three years program dedicated to photography in the fields of art, science and technology. We have also two departments covering movie making and sound engineering.
My job is focused in teaching BW silver based processs (becoming ALT!), photographic conservation and alternative processes. We are probably the only public school concerned with alt processes teaching in France but however, I think you have a much more deeper approach in US. I read every year accounts of SPE meeting posted on the list and I am really impressed by the topics.
Alt processes in France are mainly bounded with history, culture or school projects..
In my feeling, something like humanities or classics a student has to learn in a school.
Foreign students can spend one year in the school (two semester, second year) after agreement. Alt process and BW (around 80 hours) but also applied photography, school projects, conservation, digital treatments, optic, history of photography, sensitometry, law aspects .... (around 1000 hours /year).
If you are planing an european trip , give me a call and I will be happy to meet you and organize a visit of the school.
Louis Lumiere School (www.ens-louis-lumiere.fr)
--- En date de : Mer 23.7.08, Christina Z. Anderson <email@example.com> a écrit :
De: Christina Z. Anderson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Objet: Re: autochrome
Date: Mercredi 23 Juillet 2008, 16h31
How far is your school from Paris?
Does your school ever do summer alt programs for
groups of foreign students?
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Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 8:48
With my friend Bertrand Lavedrine,
we are writing a book on industrial history of autochrome plate . We
hope to publish it with the full text of two factory note books written
by Louis Lumiere a the time of the making of the process.
it's a long story starting around 1990. We found the last press used by
Lumiere brothers to crush potatoe starch onf the plates and we met
several people involved in this story or history, depending of the
approach. Among them, the son of the man who produced the poatoe starch
from scratch, not so far from Lyon, the city where the Lumiere factory
was located. The press was restored in the 90 and in running it again we
got the tool to understand the missing pieces allowing us to understand
the process in terms of making.
We hope the book will be out of
the press fall of this year. You have just to wait some months
The quote of Gordon is right, you can find a paper about the
project in History of Photography (summer 1994 issue).
Louis Lumiere School of
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