Photography Beyond Technique: Essays from F295 on the Informed Use of Alternative and Historical Photographic Processes , Persinger, Tom, Focal Press, Burlington, 2014 The F295 Historic Process Workbook: 4 Processes, 6 Techniques, 14 Lessons, Persinger, Tom, F295 LLC, Pittsburgh, 2012
Tom Persinger is a photographer, writer, and the founding Director of F295. F295 is an international organization that believes in the value of a heterogeneous photographic approach, in which digital, historic, and self-made methods are purposely employed and combined in the creation of a new form of photographic practice. He has organized the F295 symposium and seminar series to promote a dialogue and exploration of contemporary photographic practice during a time of unprecedented change.
Persinger’s photographs have been shown in numerous exhibitions and are in many private collections. He has been published in Afterimage, Ag, American Forests, Black and White Photography (UK), The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes (3rd Edition, forthcoming), Brigitte (Germany), Light and Lens (2nd Edition), Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques, PhotoEd (Canada), Photo.net, Photographic Possibilities (3rd Edition), Photography Beyond Technique, Photo Technique, Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960, and View Camera.
He has lectured at numerous colleges and universities, has lead many workshops, is a member of Freestyle Photographic’s Advisory Board of Photographic Professionals, the Media Arts Advisory Board at Robert Morris University, and is an adjunct Assistant Professor at Pittsburgh Filmmakers. He had a regular column in Photo Technique Magazine, and in addition to several photographic projects his book Photography Beyond Technique: Essays from F295 on the Informed Use of Alternative and Historical Photographic Processes was recently released by Taylor & Francis/Focal Press. He currently has a second book under contract with the working title Inventing Photography. It t is scheduled for release in Spring 2016.
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