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    New college darkroom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Some of you may remember awhile back when I asked for supportive information regarding teaching darkroom photography in college. I received some excellent info regarding this which I passed on to the school administrators.

    Well, it paid off!!!! Over the summer, my community college put some hard-to-come-by dollars into restructuring our darkroom! We are going from 7 badly abused Beseler Cadet enlargers to (eventually) 18 Beseler 23c's !!!! Sink space for both film and paper has doubled! Enrollment for each class is currently at 15, soon to go to 18 or 20.........and the classes fill! (also a waiting list of those who want in).

    3 new Beselers are in now, 4 more have been ordered. (Sadly, we will have to continue with the Cadets until they either completely fall apart and/or money is available to replace them, or we get a few donated) Eventually we will get to the max of 18.

    You cannot imagine how thrilled I am!
    "So I am turning over a new leaf but the page is stuck". Diane Arbus

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    Great!

    We have a line of Beseler 23C's and a line of Omega D5's. What heads do you have for the 23C's?

    Vaughn
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

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    We are using the condenser heads.
    "So I am turning over a new leaf but the page is stuck". Diane Arbus

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    That's great to hear. At the local community college where I live they shut down their darkroom.

    Jeff

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    Woot.... Woot.... Woot!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome, Valerie, you're going to be the most popular teacher on campus!

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    Technology is not a panacea. It alone will not move your art forward. Only through developing your own aesthetic - free from the tools that create it - can you find new dimension to your work.

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    It's quite a feat. I work at a university and money is tight. You're resourceful. Now young kids can discover the magic of using a darkroom. Good work!

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    Valerie,
    Congratulations on your successful attempt at keeping film alive...
    I do have 2 suggestions (take them for what they're worth):
    1- Post for donations on your local Craigslist. It looks like you'll need more trays, tanks, etc., too.
    2- Contact your local newspapers/media outlets. This is a great story, and extra publicity could lead to more donations.

    Keep us posted on your progress.

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    Fantastic. Well done!

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    Valerie,

    This is excellent news; I remember how much trouble you had to go through to get to this point.

    Tom

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