Hi Christina !
Happy to know that you're planning to come to
Europe (unfortunately not in France — I would have been so happy to meet you!)
and if I may help you to organize your trip, i'll be really glad.
So, maybe, I've a contact which could interest
ACSAF – Associazione Contemporanea Stampa d’Arte
Fotografica — is based in Florence and this group is really interested in
historical processes, pinhole photography, etc.
I have not met them directly but last July, I had
some pictures shown there as part of an international pinhole photography
exhibition called "Senza lenti" curated by Italian pinholist and friend Paolo
their web-site is there :
and they speak a little about alt processes and
other historical approaches of contemporary photography.
I believe the association is managed by Cesare
I'm sure it would be interesting for you to
contact this group and to discuss with them the way you could meet them or work
with them when you 're there (as they are in Florence, it could be easy to
organize something with them). And even if they are not directly responding to
you search, I'm sure they will be very happy and efficient to help you meet some
Italian artists and/or have access to darkroom facilities, etc...
On my side, I'm going to contact Paolo Aldi in
Revereto (North Italy) and ask him for useful contacts for you (I know he is
very involved with contemporary Italian photographers, artists, poets, etc.).
I'll let you know if he may help you in any manner.
Hoping you can get something out of these
alternative cheers from France,
Jean Daubas, auteur-photographe
16 rue de
25440 LIESLE FRANCE
+33 (0)6 81 53 12
Sent: Saturday, September 26, 2009 4:26 PM
Dear All again,
If I were to take a group of students to
Italy next fall, Villa Pieve in
Corciano, halfway between Rome and
Florence, is there an alt
community/persons anywhere nearby? (I am
having, amidst all these other
changes at the university, to make a
decision on whether to take the plunge
of a semester in Italy with my
students, or roll over the whole overseas
program (ours is in the fall) to
the art dept. (theirs is in the spring) and
have them take my students in
the spring. Or connect with one in Siena that
is just getting
If I went, I would like it to be alt/experimental based and
those in the area who are interested in such.
Novo, you are in Venice...I think that is fairly far away though we
there on the month of travel pre-villa.
Is alt well and alive in Italy
and anywhere near Corciano??
I live in Montana where distance is no
object--the state is 800 miles across
and driving 300 miles is no biggie,
so I think I have a very skewed sense of