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Shinnya
03-31-2008, 08:16 PM
Project Basho Newsletter: March ’08

Explore the World with Your Camera — Introducing Destination Trips

We are excited to announce our new offering, trips specifically for photographers to national and international destinations. These trips are especially designed for photographers by photographers. Some of the trips are more like workshops while others will function as excursions with like minded photographers. On top of traveling to locations and points of interests for photographing, we will infuse elements of cultural exchange with locals. So, you'll literally be exploring another culture with your camera.

The trips we are planning include:

Le Bez, France - June 2008
Kanazawa & the Noto Peninsula in Japan - September 2008
Four Corners in the Southwest - Fall 2008


More details about these exciting trips will soon follow. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us.

Related Links:
Destination Trips for Photographers (http://www.projectbasho.org/travels/)

Lecture Series: On Collotype, April 11th

In conjunction with "Time: Exhibition of Contemporary Collotype Prints, (http://www.projectbasho.org/collotype/)" Project Basho is inviting James Hajicek for a lecture on collotype printing. Mr. Hajicek will explain the process and elaborate about the contemporary applications and possibilities of this printing method. This is a truly unique occasion to see contemporary collotype prints and learn about the details of this process from an expert in the field.

James Hajicek is a professor at The School of Art at Arizona State University. His area of interest is late 19th century photographic printing processes and in particular, he has done extensive research on both collotype and woodburytype printing processes. His own creative work has been exhibited internationally and is part of the public collections in various museums including the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.


Time: 6:45 pm
Location: Project Basho Gallery
1305 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Admission: $10 for General Public/$5 for Students


The lecture is sponsored by Benrido and Friends of Project Basho.

Related Links:
Lecture Series (http://projectbasho.org/lectures/#Lecture_Series)
Time: Exhibition of Contemporary Collotype (http://projectbasho.org/collotype/)
Photography Shows at Project Basho (http://projectbasho.org/gallery/)

Movie Night on April 20th

Our first movie night is April 20th featuring "Blowup," a suspense movie from the 60's. Chairs and popcorn included, b.y.o.c. (bring your own cushion). Movie screenings are open to the public and free of charge. Bring your friends to the occasion to see photography related movies. If you have suggestions for great movies to screen, please also contact us.

About "Blowup":
A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. But in the course of a single day he accidentally captures on film the commission of a murder. The fact that he has photographed a murder does not occur to him until he studies and then blows up his negatives, uncovering details, blowing up smaller and smaller elements, and finally putting the puzzle together.

April 20th, 6:30 pm
Location: Project Basho Gallery
1305 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Admission: Free


Related Links:
Movie Night at Project Basho (http://www.projectbasho.org/lectures/index.html#Movie_Night)

Informal Critique on April 13th

Our bi-monthly informal critique is scheduled for Sunday, April 13th from 5pm to 7 pm. If you have a photography project or simply a collection of photographs which you would like to share, this would be a great opportunity to meet like-minded photographers. If you are interested in the occasion, please contact us.

Related Links:
Informal Critique (http://projectbasho.org/meeting/)

Visiting the Gallery

Since the opening of the gallery, classes from different schools have visited our studio to tour as well as to see what's going up on our walls. During the studio tour, we provide a detailed explanation of the exhibition including how the show came about. The studio tour is also a good introduction to our facility. We welcome studio tours by classes and other groups. If your organization would like to make an appointment to visit Project Basho Gallery, please feel free to contact us.

Related Links:
Gallery at Project Basho (http://www.projectbasho.org/gallery/)

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

Introduction to Color Printing (http://projectbasho.org/workshops/2008spring/introduction-color-printing.html): Day & Evening Class April 8 - April 29
This four-week class is for those who want to make color prints from their own negatives. This class will help you to become familiar with color theory and color correction thus gaining a basic understanding of color printing.

Seeing Beyond the Literal (http://projectbasho.org/workshops/2008spring/beyond-literal.html): Two Weekend Workshop April 12, 13, 19 & 20
In this workshop, we will focus on ways to help you move your photographs beyond the literal--the mere documentation of the outer world- and into the realm of personal vision and expression. We will explore ways to help you transform ordinary documenting to more interpretive photography.

Pinhole Photography (http://projectbasho.org/workshops/2008spring/pinhole-photography.html): Two-weekend workshop April 19 & 20, 26 & 27 (Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day)
Learn different methods of pinhole imaging, camera designs and concepts. Participants will investigate the different principles of pinhole photography and construct and then photograph with their own camera creations.

Fine Art B&W Printing with Chuck Kelton (http://projectbasho.org/workshops/2008spring/fine-art-black-and-white-printing.html): One-weekend workshop May 10 & 11
This in-depth and fun weekend dedicated to the fine art of black-and- white printing is for committed photographers looking to take their printing techniques to the next level. Through discussions centered on your work, this two day hands-on darkroom intensive is designed to strengthen your understanding of materials, process, and the medium.

Project Basho
– Re-introducing Photography to Philadelphia –
1305 Germantown Ave. (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=1305+Germantown+Ave,+Philadelphia,+PA+19122&ie=UTF8&om=1&z=16&ll=39.971036,-75.140777&spn=0.008041,0.021629&iwloc=A)
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-238-0928
www.projectbasho.org/ (http://www.projectbasho.org/index.html)