f295 News (mostly Symposium) Update
2 March 2007
THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!
Part of my action packed trip to New York City 2 weeks ago was to solidify a partnership with B&H Photo & Video! B&H will soon be cross promoting the f295 Symposium to their customers! AND a B&H representative (whose also a HUGE lensless enthusiast!) will have a promotional table in the lobby of McConomy Hall during the symposium on Friday 27 April, at which they'll be handing out catalogs, answering questions and offering sale flyers with symposium specials and sales on discounted merchandise and supplies! Look for future announcements on this exciting development! And look for the f295 logo in their next promotional email announcement!
yet MORE SYMPOSIUM NEWS!
*We're receiving strong interest from people far and near. We've had inquires from the UK and Germany as well as a host of people from the states: New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Minnesota, California and many places in between! Professional and amateur photographers, faculty and students, and just *regular* people
This event is shaping up to be the biggest most diverse and interesting gathering of lensless/alternative photography enthusiasts in the past 25 years (somewhat arbitrary, but I think accurate).... AND We have the beginnings of a nice group from the forum attending.... will you be adding your name to the list? email me if you're thinking about it. This thread started by gneissgirl (thanks!) is an ongoing dialogue on whose attending, where they're staying and other thoughts:
*The early registration rate has been extended through Sunday March 4! This is your last chance for this great rate! Register now... by phone 412-268-1125 OR...
*You can now register ONLINE!
*Many hotels are sold out due to Pitt Commencement being that weekend... How dare they schedule over the symposium and worldwide pinhole day! but I found that the holiday inn express on pittsburgh's southside has rooms and a free shuttle that goes to the symposium: Holiday Inn Express Pittsburgh South Side-
1-412-488 1130 Their shuttle also goes into town (for the f295 exhibition) and will probably get you fairly close to the Daguerreian Society.
*The First MEMBERS ONLY PREVIEW EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT!
All Symposium attending f295 members will be granted exclusive early admission to the 'f295 Exhibition of Lensless and Alternative Photography' taking place at 709 Penn in downtown Pittsburgh's cultural district. We'll have the place to ourselves for an hour before admitting the general public. Oh, there will be a few special guests too... Watch for more f295 members only symposium event announcements (there will be several!)
*Download our official Symposium flyer! print, post and hand out to anyone you think may have interest!
A Couple of other important announcements!
*WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! Pleaes join in the discussion by posting questions, comments and images. Join the fun!
*Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day is fast approaching... What are YOU going to do? It's my hope you'll be spending it in Pittsburgh!