Re: 10th anniversary

From: Gordon J. Holtslander ^lt;>
Date: 03/12/04-10:30:32 PM Z
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> Hi Gord,
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> But, a comes its been thru the department of
> BIOLOGY rather than , say, art or graphics or photography? Please dont worry
> about that question if its too complex.
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> John Grocott- Photographist

Because I'm a photographer (with a degree in biology) who works
for the Biology Dept. as a computer support technician. Isn't it obvious

History time - I started doing alt-photo with a workshop on carbon
printing given by Luis Nadeau at an artist run photography gallery in
Saskatoon called the Photographers Gallery - it was Canada's oldest artist
run photography center. The Gallery also ran a workshop on Platinum &
palladium ( by George Steeves) and photo-etching (by April Hickocks -
can't remember correct spelling of April's last name)

I was hooked. Discovered the net, and mailing lists, and decided to see
if I could get an alt-photo list going. Steve Avery volunteered to manage
it. When he graduated I took over the list. There are around 20 people
who are still subscribed from when Steve managed the list.

I had to get the support of the art department here to justify using
University resources to manage it. Many of the people in the
photography/art department had attended the same workshops that I did, and
were also involved with the Photographers Gallery. They were able to
convince the U that I was doing something legitimate. The Internet was
still fairly new in 1994, so I don't think anyone in the art department
had considered doing an alt-photo mailing list.

The list is hosted by the UofS as a service to the academic community in

Gordon J. Holtslander Dept. of Biology 112 Science Place University of Saskatchewan
Tel (306) 966-4433 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Fax (306) 966-4461 Canada S7N 5E2
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