I think it's important to remember that these kind of things can have an air of "this is what I've been doing all my life, please validate my knowledge" for those who might favour digital. Sharing this knowledge is valuable, but I'd hope Mr. Deveson will emphasise the importance of film in a historical context. The fact that all the great work has been produced with traditional material means the inherent aesthetic of film is something people will always try to emulate, so long as the images are available to them in books. This is what gets kids shooting film, not a sentimentality for the process. They can't experience 'the magic of the darkroom' until they've experienced the magic of all those great photographs produced there.
I'm not sure about this new media buzz word, 'crowdsourcing'. It's cropping up everywhere at the moment and leaves me a little suspicious of those using it.
Having said this, if I wasn't such a poor post-grad, I'd happily contribute. I'm sure the target will be reached.
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