[Alt-photo] Re: LightBox Photographic/Katharine Thayer exhibit

Marek Matusz marekmatusz at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 17 19:38:23 UTC 2013

Such a great idea. I am definitely submitting some prints. 


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On Mar 17, 2013, at 2:29 PM, "Diana Bloomfield" <dlhbloomfield at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey Bert,
> I would love that; thank you so much.  That would be really helpful (and I'm sorry you won't be able to make the trip for the exhibit!  I'll take pictures. :)
> Diana
> On Mar 17, 2013, at 1:16 PM, Bert Kuijer wrote:
>> Hi Diana,
>> I live in The Netherlands (same as Kees Brandenburg, who thought me gum
>> printing) so I won't be able to visit the exhibition, unfortunately.
>> But if you like I can repost your mail on the APUG-forum (www.apug.org) and
>> in Linkedin groups like Traditional Film Photographers Group, and Fin Art
>> photography groups.
>> Sincerely
>> Bert Kuijer
>> "Have fun and catch that light beam!"
>> Bert from Holland
>> http://thetoadmen.blogspot.nl<http://www.linkedin.com/redirect?url=http%3A%2F%2Fthetoadmen%2Eblogspot%2Enl&urlhash=hCr8&_t=tracking_disc>
>> http://tinyurl.com/pinholegroup
>> 2013/3/17 Diana Bloomfield <dlhbloomfield at gmail.com>
>>> Hi all,
>>> I wanted to let you know about an exhibit that's been in the works for a
>>> while now, and it's finally come together.  Lightbox Photographic, located
>>> in Astoria, Oregon, is near where Katharine Thayer lived.  She knew Michael
>>> and Chelsea, the owners of LightBox.  And Katharine and I actually emailed
>>> each other, almost daily.  And, of course, she was a huge help to me when I
>>> was trying to learn gum printing.  She and I were once in a pinhole exhibit
>>> together-- out in Seattle-- some years ago, but I didn't fly out there, and
>>> so we never actually met.  I had some work in a group show at Lightbox a
>>> few years ago, too, which Katharine went to see.  Again, I didn't go.  I
>>> felt that Katharine was a good friend of mine-- though we corresponded only
>>> via email.  She was always so supportive.  Michael and Chelsea used to joke
>>> that they should have an exhibit with the two of us-- "Friends Who Never
>>> Met."   Not long after Katharine passed away, we talked with her family
>>> about doing something like this.
>>> Anyway-- this exhibit is now coming up, and it's really in memory of
>>> Katharine, but also a way to honor her artistry as a gum printer.  So the
>>> exhibit will feature Katharine's work.  I have some work in it, too, but we
>>> thought it would be great to have a call for gum prints.  So I wanted to
>>> post this.  I hope those of you who are doing gum will submit some of your
>>> work.
>>> I'm excited about the exhibit.  Katharine was so passionate about gum
>>> printing -- and her website is still up for those interested.  I know
>>> someone posted, asking about this recently (katharinethayer.com).   At
>>> any rate, I hope those who are doing gum will submit, and anyone living in
>>> the area will come to the exhibit.  I'm sure her family will be there, as
>>> will I, and it will be a treat to get to see some of Katharine's work in
>>> person.
>>> Thanks.  If you have any additional questions about it, let me know.  The
>>> link is below:
>>> http://lightbox-photographic.com/call-for-entries/two_friends_who_never_met
>>> -Diana
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