chemical based black and white photographers are fixated on a lot of things from getting beautiful full scale images, to the perfect combination of grain and sharpness and bokeh to getting positive vibes from using old and new beautiful cameras that could probably be in a museum somewhere but they are also fixated on archival quality of images. some say if procesed correctly a black and white fibre ( and maybe rc ) prints can last 500 years. unless the images are in a public or private archive or museum why do we care if our photographs are able to last hundreds, or some say close to 1000 years. are we vain ? are our photographs that interesting that they will dodge the dumpster and make it to the future ? im guilty of some of the things ive mentioned, i like using old junk cameras, i like making photographs i like to make and some of them make it to the library of congress or state archives, some of it to a pile on the darkroom shelf, even though theyare archival i am not quite sure teh ones on the shelf will dodge teh dumpster. why do you make archival photographs ?