Sunday afternoon, toward the end of Jim Haberman's reception, a discussion began between several photographers. Barbara Tyroler led the way with many questions about Jim's prints. They are black & white Epson pigment prints, and all but one made by the artist. The lone outside print was made for Jim Haberman by Wojtek Wojdynski, an expert printer and an imaginative photographer in his own right. The questions largely related to the strong contrast in many of Jim's prints, if and how the images were manipulated, and why. Of course, the ubiquitous question: "Film or Digital?" came up, and whether it matters.
The discussion was lively - but always friendly. With a little luck, and maybe a some prodding, more idea exchanges like this will take place in the near future. If you were there, please feel free to add to this.
On a related note: I plan to organize a one-day events to share ideas about putting together an exhibition: What is involved, what to expect, how to plan, what costs and rewards to expect.
I hope to see you all soon.