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    Call for Work for New Book on Carbon Transfer

    RE: Open Call for CARBON TRANSFER IMAGES

    Focal press, an imprint of Routledge, has spearheaded a series entitled Contemporary Practices in Alternative Process Photography, of which Christina Anderson is the series editor. Each book is devoted to a single process and its related techniques. Now Sandy King, John Lockhart and Don Nelson are teaming up to publish a book on Carbon Transfer Images. We are inviting you to submit images of your actual work. Please submit to Dropbox, or some other transfer technique (NOT by email) and send the URL to Don Nelson at CarbonTransferPrinter@gmail.com:

    3-10 images with embedded sRGB colorspace, sized no larger than 300ppi, 10” longest side, TIFF, no compression. Please include at least one vertical image and one horizontal image in the submission, which ensures a great chance of fitting into multiple page formats and layouts. (you may choose to place a color checking tool alongside the image). Please send ONLY images of carbon transfer prints that you have actually completed; no mockups or photoshop, etc mockups of future prints. It is likely that you will have to photograph your images with a digital camera- I have found that my scanner has reflected light from the dense areas of a carbon transfer print that makes such scans unusable. Please identify your images by prefacing them with your name followed by underscore then title (example: SandyKing_GeorgiaIsland_1.tiff

    Please include images of failed prints (enlarged areas preferred) for failures section of the book.

    In a Word .docx in the folder, the following information (for captioning if selected):

    If the images have been previously published, where?

    Year, Title, Size of work, and filename from 1. Don’t forget the SIZE of the actual work.

    Exact process of the work – glop composition including pigment amounts, sensitizer, final support material, etc., including anything special.

    Exactly how you want your name to appear next the work, e.g. Georgia Island 1 Sandy King

    Please be concise.

    The artist must have permission forms for any person(s) or property in the photograph, if applicable.

    Include a short bio of no more than 50-100 words that includes your website. Should be in third person. Excessively long bios will be discarded as unusable. (Hint: No one is going to edit it to shorten it to the required word count).

    Include a short artist statement of no more than 50-100 words. Should be in first person. Excessively long bios will be discarded as unusable. (Hint: No one is going to edit it to shorten it to the required word count).

    Deadline for submitting your work is July 16. The earlier the better. I will notify you when I have picked it out of your dropbox or other location. (note that I will not have email access July 6-15).

    The current practioners section is highly competitive. We have a limited space and limited number of images to fit into the required size of the book. If your work is accepted, there is an additional requirement of a questionnaire that will be sent to you which will ask you to describe your working process. Details to be sent out to entrants upon acceptance.

    If accepted, there will also be a release form to sign and send back to me via email, prior to publication submission.



    NOTE: Submission is no guarantee that your image(s) will be chosen to be published in this book. This will be a very competitive submission, given the numbers of Carbon transfer printers of single transfer, double transfer, and color. We are very interested in work that pushes the boundaries of this process. Although there is no monetary compensation, the benefits are a publication line on the resume, and inclusion in a contemporary historical snapshot of Carbon Transfer Printing.

    Sandy
    http://www.sandykingphotography.com/
    For discussion and information about carbon transfer please visit the carbon group at Yahoo.
    [url]https://groups.io/g/carbon

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    Re: Call for Work for New Book on Carbon Transfer

    Sandy - You might want to consider the work of the early practitioners in the Introduction or Forward. For example in 1870 William James Stillman published a highly regarded portfolio of carbon prints of the Acropolis which are now in the public domain: http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/adw/Gallery/stillman.htm

    Thomas

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    Re: Call for Work for New Book on Carbon Transfer

    Thomas,

    Yes, historical context is very important with carbon printing. John and I included an image by Stillman, "Portico of the Parthenon" 1869, on p. iv of The Carbon Print. We also included a number of other 19th century vintage carbon prints in the ebook, which can be reviewed at https://johnlockhart.net/carbonbook/

    Sandy

    Quote Originally Posted by tgtaylor View Post
    Sandy - You might want to consider the work of the early practitioners in the Introduction or Forward. For example in 1870 William James Stillman published a highly regarded portfolio of carbon prints of the Acropolis which are now in the public domain: http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/adw/Gallery/stillman.htm

    Thomas
    http://www.sandykingphotography.com/
    For discussion and information about carbon transfer please visit the carbon group at Yahoo.
    [url]https://groups.io/g/carbon

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    Re: Call for Work for New Book on Carbon Transfer

    I'll probably submit some stuff at the end of this school year... couple weeks.

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    Re: Call for Work for New Book on Carbon Transfer

    Sandy - Have you contacted John Bentley or Todd Gangler to submit to this book??

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