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2012 Medium Festival of Photography

September 7-9, W Hotel
Festival line up included:
Tim Mantoani
Friday, September 7 at 9:00am

Tim Mantoani discussed his book project Behind Photographs: Archiving Photographic Legends—made over the course of 5 years using a 20”x24” Polaroid camera.

Ken Rosenthal
Friday, September 7 at 9:00am

Ken Rosenthal’s presentation surveyed his work from the acclaimed series Seen and Not Seen and The Forest, looking at the intersections of personal and collective memories.

Jen Jansen
Friday, September 7 at 10:45am

During this lecture participants received an overview of the historical tintype and how it is applied using modern cameras and lenses. The artist demonstrated the making of a tintype portrait, including the process of plating a tintype.

Aline Smithson
Friday, September 7 at 10:45am

Aline Smithson presented a workshop with valuable information on how photographers can prepare for a portfolio review event, discussing key points about planning, editing, and presentation.

Lisa M. Robinson
Friday, September 7 at 1:00pm

Looking at her five-year project, Snowbound, to a more recent investigation of water, entitled Oceana, Lisa M. Robinson spoke about photography’s relationship to explore ideas of life and death, transformation, and time.

scott b. davis
Friday, September 7 at 1:00pm

Medium’s founder and long time platinum printed led a workshop and demonstration of platinum/palladium printing, including work by contemporary artists using the process.

Susan Burnstine
Friday, September 7 at 2:45pm

Susan Burnstine gave a talk on the path that led to producing her own cameras, establishing a unique vision born from personal experience, and the blind risks that have sustained her fine art career.

Mary Virginia Swanson
Friday, September 7 at 2:45pm

“To Be Published or Self-Publish: An Overview for Artists”, offered a broad understanding of the publishing marketplace, and a ‘road map’ to help you plan a publication of your photographs.

Leslie Burns
Saturday, September 8 at 9:00am

Leslie Burns presented a workshop “Lawyer Up!” for creative professionals and photographers examining the law for releases, trademarks, contracts and copyright.

Judith Fox
Saturday, September 8 at 9:00am

Judith Fox gave a talk based on her book “I Still Do: Loving and Living with Alzheimer’s”, named one of the Best Photography Books of 2009 by Photo-Eye Magazine. Fox discussed her initial inspiration for the project, creating the photographs and text, finding a publisher, promoting and marketing the book.

Philipp Scholz Rittermann
Saturday, September 8 at 10:45am

Philipp Scholz Rittermann presented a lecture on his work at the Grand Canal in China, and and the relationship of this work to his three decades working as an night photographer.

Noah Doely
Saturday, September 8 at 10:45am

Noah Doely discussed his work with tintype and ambrotype photographs and the fragile relationship between the actual and the illusory. His talk covered construction methods and the world building process he uses to gain access to imagined spaces and distant realms.

David Taylor
Saturday, September 8 at 1:00pm

David Taylor spoke about his project “Working the Line” looking at the U.S./Mexico border. His photographic project was partially funded by a Guggenheim Fellowship and helped to document each of the 276 obelisks that mark the land boundary from Juárez/El Paso to Tijuana/San Diego.

Henry Diltz
Saturday, September 8 at 1:00pm

Henry Diltz presented images of legendary musicians made over the past 45 years. His talk included photographs of Buffalo Springfield, the Lovin’ Spoonful, and other groups from the late 60’s, on thru CSN, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Cass Elliot, the Eagles, Jackson Browne, James Taylor…the 70’s singer-songwriters, and on thru the 80’s & 90’s with Keith Richards and Kurt Cobain, and ending with Woodstock (69, 94, & 99).

Chris McCaw
Saturday, September 8 at 3:00pm

Chris McCaw presented an overview of his work, followed by an outdoor demonstration of his Sunburn process with an 8”x10” camera. Producing his one of a kind gelatin silver prints, McCaw can create small fires inside his camera offering a memorable experience during the demo.

Mary Virginia Swanson
Saturday, September 8 at 3:00pm

Mary Virginia Swanson led an informative workshop giving photographers the steps necessary to present a completed body of work to museums, galleries, photo editors and others who can influence a career in fine art.


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