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kswatapug

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Idaho City-Again! Workshop

Greetings all. Among the many hats I wear, I serve on the board of the Idaho Photographic Workshop, a non-profit established in 1985 “to cultivate an atmosphere for exchange, learning, and creative expansion in the area of photography, and to provide educational opportunities in photography and related fine art forms in the State of Idaho.”

We’ve got a workshop scheduled in historic Idaho City May 20-22, 2005, (for all those folks who won’t be attending the View Camera conference in Springfield). This class is intended to help kick off a state-wide rephotographic survey that will culminate in 2007, the 100th anniversary of the Idaho State Historic Society.

While not specifically a large format class, the subject matter is universal and the instructors are top-notch, full-time educators Kevin Martini Fuller (a master of historical photographic processes, specifically carbon printing and photogravure) and Willie Osterman, the chair of the graduate photography program at Rochester Institute of Technology and an expert of the rephotographic process.

Following are the particulars:
Date: May 20-22, 2005

Registration Deadline: May 1st, 2005

Place: The historic mining town of Idaho City, Idaho (about 30 minutes north of Boise)

Instructors: Kevin Martini Fuller and Willie Osterman

Class size: 24 students

Topic: Classes will include sessions on creativity and portfolio development, building and using a pinhole camera, and producing contemporary views of historic subjects through the re-photographic process.

Cost: $180 for all three days, $150 for Saturday and Sunday only. Price includes continental breakfast on Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning and cafeteria-style dinners Friday and Saturday night. These meals will be scheduled around the workshop activities. In addition, students will prepare their own bag lunches each day from groceries, which Idaho Photographic Workshop will provide.

You can get more info and register at: www.idahophotographicworkshop.org. Hope some of you northwesterners can make it!
 
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kswatapug

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Great Jeff! This should be a terrific gathering. Can't beat the student to instructor ratio and it is priced for the local market (definitely not California pricing!). I love Idaho City and Kevin and Willie are tremendous educators.

Look forward to meeting you. Being in nearby Caldwell, are you familiar with IPW?
 
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IPW was founded 25 years ago by Kevin Martini Fuller around the time he received a 4-year gubernatorial appointment to the Idaho Commission on the Arts. He's been in the Midwest some time now, but the organization has chugged along through the years. Think camera club without the competitions. This is a great group of people brought together through photography who put the emphasis on the art and enjoyment of making images. Annual dues currently on $20, meet the third Thursday of each month with a guest speaker and print sharing, at the Freedom House on Hill Road in Boise. Typically have group shows every First Thursday downtown in Boise and members pursue their own solo opportunities.
There are currently about 40 active members ranging from full-time professionals to avid enthusiasts.
 
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kswatapug

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Actually, the town remains mostly unpaved. They put in a new gas station on the main highway that skirts the east end and there are some new homes in the surrounding boonies, but the rest appears to be frozen in time. Funky.

The workshop that inspired this go-round happened some twenty years ago. Willie and Kevin had a group up there. They camped out on the floor of the historic community hall, soaked in the hot springs and had a grand time. So now that Kevin and Willie are well along in their careers, they want to do it again, catch up with old friends, with the added benefit of the tie-in to a statewide rephotographic project.

We have the use of the community hall again, so camping out there is still an option, or one can stay at Forest Service Campgrounds, or some of the local hotels.

I'm looking forward to it. I know Willie from his stint in Yosemite as a Kodak Ambassador. When the park marked its 100th anniversary, he had a bunch of his RIT students come in and participate in a rephotographic survey. Two of them stayed on in the park. One became the NPS photographer and the other went to become the manager of the Ansel Adams Gallery in Pebble Beach. Both were very talented and remain good friends.
 
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There are a couple of folks from your neck of the woods that are regulars. In the two years we've been involved, I've noted a distinct absence of big egos. Nice bunch with lots to share.

BTW, just found out from a newbie at the last meeting the Boise will be the site of the 2007 stereo photographer's conference. Mark your calendars!
 
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