[alt-photo] Re: an alternative to alternative

don at sweetlegal.co.nz don at sweetlegal.co.nz
Sun Apr 1 05:21:51 GMT 2012

Judy's "Post-factory photography" has always struck a chord with me.

Don Sweet

On Sat, 31 Mar 2012 09:35:53 -0600, Christina Anderson
<zphoto at montana.net>
> Dear All,
> A philosophical question that I probably won't formulate well:
> I've been having this discussion lately about the use of the word
> "alternative" in alt. The question is, alternative to what? Also, that
> is an outmoded word. It doesn't mean anything. It has other connotations
> today. It pigeonholes us and isn't popular with gallerists. We are no
> longer "alternative" to the Big Yellow Brother as Kodak is bankrupt and
> anything goes nowadays. Etc. etc.
> We just went through this ridiculous process of common course numbering
> our university so that courses are named and numbered the same across
> state if the course taught is the same. My course is now called
> "Alternative Photographic Techniques." because I couldn't come up with
> anything pithy, although I wanted it to be Contact Printing Processes.
> The question: is what term are you using, or does "alt" continue to be
> sufficient? I thought what better group to ask than 500 alt listers.
> Chris
> Christina Z. Anderson
> christinaZanderson.com
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