About the 2010 AlterantivePhotography.com calendar competition.
It’s been years since Malin Fabbri started AlternativePhotography.com. Originally it was little more than an avocation, as she tried to draw attention to the Alternative Photographic processes. But, as sometimes happens, AlternativePhotography.com took on a life of its own.
What had consumed a few hours a week is now a major part of Malin’s time. The site has succeeded beyond her expectations, and has grown to include Artists’ Galleries, Books, Forums, How-to articles and a Directory of suppliers.
Malin has wanted to make a calendar of Alt Processes prints for several years. She envisioned prints from different processes for each month of the year, but because fall is her busiest time of year, she never quite found the time to put one together. This year she decided to take the plunge. She sent out a call for entries to the Alt Processes Calendar contest, inviting photographers worldwide to submit a single print for judging by a vote of visitors to the Alt Processes website.
With twelve months in the year there would be twelve "winners," though all of the photographs submitted are surely winners in their own right. Eighty five entries were received which met the basic requirement that the print’s completion included at least one Alt Process.
Malin created a Contest Gallery with all 85 prints available for viewing by visitors to the AlternativePhotography.com website. From the prints entries a viewer could select a single image or all 85. With a prize for each month, all top twelve are winners. As Malin says,
"The entries are all of very high quality."
In less than a week more than 1000 votes were cast. Now she is preparing the calender and getting ready to announce the winners.
There will be two versions of the calendar. Some people like to start their week on a Sunday, others prefer to wait until Monday. There will be a version for each.
The calendar is for sale. It will be will be 11×17 inches open (the size of the actual images are 11.25×8.75 inches. The price is enough to pay for the printing, with the goal to get the calendar out to as many people as possible, spreading the "Alt Photography" teachings worldwide. As Malin says,
"If someone interested perhaps in "just" digital photography gets a calendar, and sees it on their wall for a year, then they may start thinking of the qualities one of these processes can add to their art."
Any profits from calendar sales will go to buying calendars to send out to schools and public places that do Alt Processes to further promote the techniques .