I am posting this becasue I think people may be interested. View Camera is a sponsor but that means we are helping promote the event. We have no financial connection with this event.



Silver International Conference and Competition March 3-5, 2006

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Ilford Photo and Calumet Photographic are jointly sponsoring Silver,
an international forum for devotees of traditional black-and-white
photography, including a conference, a photo competition and a
commemorative book, along with informal discussion gatherings and
related events.

The Silver conference will provide an opportunity for dedicated
black-and-white photographers and printmakers to listen, learn and
be part of an important photographic community event. It will be
hosted by the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, and will
take place March 3-5, 2006. Additional supporters include the
Society for Photographic Education, Santa Fe Workshops, Texas
Photographic Society and View Camera magazine.

This event will be geared towards photographers and laboratories with
a passion for traditional monochrome photography, and will provide
the opportunity for delegates to hear a lineup of world-class
photographers and lecturers share their expertise and their
experiences to inform, amuse and educate.

The featured conference speakers confirmed to date include Keith
Carter, George DeWolfe, Jeff Dunas, Les McLean, Alan Ross, John
Sexton, and Mary Virginia Swanson all recognized masters in the
field of black-and-white photography with more speakers to be
announced.

The number of attendees will be limited to 350 in order to ensure
that everyone who attends will be able to benefit from all of the
presentations and gatherings.


The Silver Photo Competition will award a first prize of $3,000 plus
a Santa Fe Workshop session. Second and third place prizes will be
$2000 and $1000 respectively, and 15 honorable mentions will also be
awarded.

For further details, including hotel information and airline discounts,
follow the link below to go to the Calumet website:

http://www.calumetphoto.com/pr.jsp?p...51&t=e359&US=1