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Upcoming Exhibition and Class

I’ve got two news items to announce. I’ll be in an invitational show at Glen Echo Photoworks from April 12-May 7, and I’m teaching my Introduction to Platinum/Palladium Printing class May 5-6 also at Glen Echo Photoworks.

Please come to the opening reception for the show, April 22 – I’ll be speaking briefly about my work. I’ll be showing some selections of my work from Argentina.

April 13-May 7
Alternative Visions – An Alternative Process Photography Exhibition
Scott Barnes, Andrew Currie, Scott Davis, Sheila Galagan, Barbara Maloney, Janet Matthews, Richard Pippin, George Smyth, Grace Taylor
Opening reception and Gallery Talk 6-6:30pm. Sunday April 22 5-7:30

If you are interested in registering for the Intro to Platinum/Palladium, you can find the link on the Photoworks website

The class is a hands-on two day course on the basics of platinum/palladium printing. Topics covered include history, technical basics (chemistry, equipment, paper), major process controls (negatives, exposure, processing), and fine controls (contrast, process variations). This is a film and wet darkroom focused course – I will be providing a 5×7 camera and film, and we will shoot film negatives and make prints from the same. Digital negative making will NOT be covered due to the number of potential variables involved in working from student supplied images.

Please note: As of the date of this announcement, there are only two spaces remaining in the class – don’t hesitate if you are interested. If this class sells out, I will discuss running it again in the fall with the Photoworks staff.

From Anonymous Vernacular by Jeremy Moore

I read this post by my friend Jeremy Moore the other day and wanted to pass it along. I wholeheartedly agree. I still push myself to go to see contemporary shows because I want to see what people are doing, and while it’s not a universal constant, I am disappointed more often than I am delighted by what I’m seeing on the walls. Too often the idea that the concept should take primacy over the craftsmanship has evolved so far that the idea of craftsmanship seems to be not just second-fiddle, but non-existent. Prints that aren’t spotted, contrast corrected, burned/dodged, or color corrected are far too common. I think it’s a symptom of the age that thoughts no matter how unfinished are all given equal value, and he (or she) who can shout their idea the loudest gets credit. Sometimes it feels as if you’re back in high school at the Model UN debate club and the teachers have stepped out of the room – everyone’s still on-focus enough to stick to debating the topic at hand, but all sense of moderation and argument has been thrown out the window – “I think the solution to the Arab-Israeli problem is to give Jerusalem to Tibet and let the Buddhists run it!” “And why do you think that would work?” “Because!” “Nuke em’ all and let God and Allah figure out between themselves which bodies belong to whose faith” and so on…