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The PhotoForum is an educational network and databank
serve the photographic and imaging communities in general with a
medium for exchange of ideas and with an accessible databank of
informational files about a wide variety of photo/imaging subjects.
A major goal of this network is to serve as a communications
photo educators, and interested others, dedicated to discussion of
photography and imaging including aesthetics, processes, history,
digital imaging, instructional strategies, criticism, equipment and
techniques, especially, but not exclusively, as these apply in an
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The list's membership includes photography instructors and
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- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
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digests of recent past activity on the list.
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is an "outside" outfit that archives postings more or less reliably.
- Rick Ellis
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for Everyone is another outfit that has been archiving the
PhotoForum Member's Projects and Exhibitions
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members of PhotoForum. This book showcases the work of about 50
members of the list. 214 copies sold to date.
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a project organized by several list members is
detailed in words and photographs. The project (spanning a period of
years) revolved around sending P&S cameras from one person to the
only one shot allowed per person until the film was exhausted . Special
to Colette, Bob, Alan, Luis, Karl and Christiane and all the members
unselfishly and gave their all to bring the project to exemplary
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