From: Richard Sullivan (email@example.com)
Date: 04/26/03-11:39:37 AM Z
Alternative Photographic International Symposium
Thursday July 17 through Saturday July 19, 2003.
Held at the Sweeney Convention Center in Santa Fe, NM
just a few blocks from the historic downtown Santa Fe Plaza
APIS is the Alternative Photographic International Symposium. APIS was
first held at the Royal Photographic Society in Bath England in 1997 and
now alternates yearly between Santa Fe, New Mexico; and England. APIS 2003
will be the third one held in the U.S.
APIS is a series of presentations and demonstration of techniques related
to hand coated and alternative photography. It is the world's largest
gathering of photographers specializing in alternative and hand coated
processes and related techniques. There is plenty for everybody interested
in fine art photography from beginner to advanced worker.
These are not hands on teaching session but presentations. The purpose is
to familiarize the beginner and to expand the advanced workers horizons and
to provide a forum for networking and socializing among the diverse
community of alternative photography enthusiasts. By popular demand here is
bit more slack in the program to allow more time for networking and sharing
APIS Sponsored by Bostick & Sullivan and usually attracts around 150+ photo
professionals, students, curators, teachers, dilettantes, collectors, and
those just curious about historic and non-traditional photographic
Both APIS 99 and APIS 2001 have been sellouts so register early. We have
moved to more comfortable quarters at the Santa Fe Convention Center.
APIS is held during the week of PhotoArts Santa Fe there will be plenty of
lectures and exhibits to see.
The APIS program so far -- always subject to change of course!
Stuart Melvin will do an update on his phenomenal new gum process.(You have
to see them to believe them!)
Dick Arentz will do a session on his latest discoveries in platinum
printing. (A legend in his own time!)
Luther Gerlach will be doing a session on Ambrotype. (Amazing work!)
Zoe Zimmerman will do a session on Albumin.(Zoe is one of the foremost
workers in the process and hails from our northern neighbor, Taos)
Gordon Mark on super large format portraits. (Gordon is the designer and
builder of the Hobo with some other surprises in the works.)
Paula Marriner is flying in from New Zealand to do a presentation on the
Chemigram process. Paula wins the prize so far for coming the longest
distance to an American APIS to make a presentation. Yep, it is international!
David Hoptman on SolarPlate.(Be a "real" printmaker.)
Russell Young will do a session on soft focus lenses. (Russ is up there
with the future King William. Russell is doing his PhD at Saint Andrews
College, Scotland, on soft focus lenses. Russ will repeat and expand his
stunning APIS 2002 presentation at Bradford England)
Terry King FRPS will do a presentation on historic alternative photographic
I will do a session on carbon printing and discuss my commercial production
of carbon tissue project.
Several more are in the works.
The fee for this year's APIS is US $200.00 for all three days of events.
Attendees are responsible for meals and lodging. Fortunately, Santa Fe has
much to offer. Try to book hotels well in advance as the summer tourist
season can be very busy. Click here to visit the Santa Fe visitors'
information site. There are a wide variety of available accommodations,
from 5 star hotels to national forest campsites, something for everyone and
Check-in: pick up registration packets.
5 prints in 5 minutes: informal opportunity for participants to show work,
talk about it, and answer questions.
Opening Reception: snacks, drinks and welcoming.
Print exchange: This is really fun. Bring a print. All prints are wrapped
in brown paper, random numbers are chosen, everyone gets a print.
Discuss and/or trade, if desired. This was a big hit at previous APIS's.
Morning Session: several speakers and presentations.
Lunch: Everyone is on their own to explore Santa Fe.
Afternoon Session: more presentations.
Morning Session: more speakers
Lunch: same as Friday.
Ongoing: The print sharing room is available all day (near the
morning and afternoon sessions) for portfolio exhibitions,
socializing, heated debates, etc.
Other events of interest:
PhotoArts Santa Fe 2003: July 11-20, a 10 day festival celebrating the
diverse photo culture of Santa Fe and New Mexico, APIS is a PhotoArts event.
Our major supporter of PhotoArts Santa Fe is Freestyle Sales
Big camera day: July 20th, the closing event of PhotoArts 2003 and the day
after APIS. Bring your large format camera and hang out. See Thomas
Mezzanotte's Camera Obscura Tent!
More events to be added.
See you there
--Dick Sullivan HonFRPS
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