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Everyone in the team works on a voluntary basis, without getting paid. They give their spare time to enable others to learn, get inspired and connect. Below are the true heros. There are also many more contributors of articles. Big thanks to all!
Malin Fabbri founded AlternativePhotography.com in 1999 and continues to work as the Editor and contributor. She is also an author and artist.
Dennis Humphrey is an interdisciplinary artist using digital photography, alternative photography (cyanotype and gum bichromate) as well as contemporary mixed media processes.
Nancy Breslin from Washington, DC, USA works with a variety of techniques, including pinhole, cyanotype and gum.
Peter J. Blackburn
Has been working in gum and casein bichromate printing for 30+ years. Represented by Afterimage Gallery, Dallas, Texas, since 2004 and occasional workshops.
Spiffy Tumbleweed lives and works in South Austin, Texas. He works mainly in pinhole photography, but also shares his work in albumen, cyanotype, gum, mordancage and Polaroid SX-70.
Crystal Denke Edwards
Crystal Denke Edwards (previously Chrystal Jackson) from Southern California, shows her work in gum bichromated – for us to enjoy.
Worked in alternative photography for 25 years and tried many of the alternative/historical processes and teaches gum bichromate and wetplate collodion.
Jalo Porkkala studied photography and works in Finland. He works in just about every alternative process under the sun and shows everything from anthotypes to ziatypes.
Retired librarian/archivist, musician, and visual artist working mainly in kallitype, argyrotypes and various gum-based processes, using both film and digital devices, while looking for the perfect croissant.
Silvino González Morales
Artist and photographer.