If anyone plans to be in Xalapa, Mexico in the next two weeks you might look
into attending one or more of the events of the Segundo Encuentro Internacional
de procesos fotograficos alternativos
There will be a variety of activities, including several exhibitions, discussion
groups, and three-day workshops on pt/pd, gum, digital negatives, and a process
called "adicromo". I will be attending many of these events, and also will do a
five-day workshop on carbon transfer printing July 11-15, which is closed to enrollment at this point.
The first "Encuentro" was held in July 2009 and was well organized and very well attended, mostly by
photographers from Mexico, but a few gringos, including Jon Goodman, Dick
Sullivan, and yours truly. The even is sponsored by the Universidad Veracruzana.
Xalapa is a beautiful small city in the highlands of the state of Veracruz. At over 5000 feet elevation it offers a wonderful "cool" climate all year round, in contrast to the steamy metropolis of Veracruz which is only about fifty miles distant.