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Re: 3 questions (one of them dumb)

Hi Judy,

Maybe that's what they're doing-- making a c-print without the use of a the traditional lab color printer. I'm guessing that's not the case. If so, I'd love to see that included somewhere in the description. There's got to be another name for that, don't you think?

On Nov 17, 2008, at 1:07 AM, Judy Seigel wrote:

On Mon, 17 Nov 2008, Diana Bloomfield wrote:

Over the summer, I saw the alt process show at Tilt Gallery in Phoenix, and there was also a c-print included in that show. Although the print was wonderful, I was very surprised to see that a c-print was considered "alternative." I would have thought a straight b&w silver print to be a whole lot more "alternative" at this point, than a c-print. Is it really that unusual for someone to be making a print from a color negative these days?
We begin, perhaps, to suspect that the folks "curating" these shows don't know a c-print from a chromogenic print,from a dye transfer, nor, for that matter, do I, at least just looking at them. My hunch, meanwhile, would be that making a "c-print" without one of those "color printers" they had in the lab at school (which I never used or even talked to) would be much harder than gum printing. I did meanwhile, make a dye transfer print (in a class taught by Nina Prantis) -- and, trust me, gum printing is MUCH quicker and easier... (AND cheaper).