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"Handmade Photography in the Digital Age," an April 25 Discussion at Simmons College in Boston

BOSTON (April 20, 2010) — New England Women in Photography presents a discussion on the contemporary use of 19th century photographic processes by 21st century artists, April 25 from 9:30 a.m.—2 p.m., at Simmons College in the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, 300 The Fenway, in Boston.

The event, "Handmade Photography in the Digital Age," opens with a networking session from 9:30 a.m.—10 a.m., and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. An R.S.V.P. is required with payment by April 19. Tickets are $35 for guests or $15 with a student ID.

Hosted in conjunction with the Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change, the event features women expert panelists, including Karen Haas, curator of the Museum of Fine Art's Lane Collection, France Scully Osterman, a professional photographer and writer, Artist Jo Sandman, Artist and Educator Laura Blacklow, who authored the book "New Dimensions in Photo Processes: A Step by Step Manual for Alternative Techniques," and Collage Artist Jesseca Ferguson, an educator on 19th century photographic processes.

The discussion is offered in conjunction with the exhibit "Going Forward, Looking Back: Practicing Historic Processes in the 21st Century," currently on view in the Trustman Gallery at Simmons from April 20 - May 28.  The exhibit will be available for viewing after the event from 2 p.m.—4 p.m.

Checks should be made payable to "Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change" and mailed to Diane Hammer, Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston MA 02115. For more information, contact Diane Hammer at

New England Women in Photography (NEWIP) seeks to inform, empower and support women in all areas of photography. Through lectures, workshops and networking NEWIP creates a sense of community, promotes dialogue, and fosters new projects, which advance women in photography. The Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change (SILC) sponsors programs, activities, and resources that help initiate social change for women, raise women's issues to the state and national political level, and reach out to audiences diverse in age, class, sexual orientation, culture, and educational background.