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Frederick Scott Archer Ceremony

Printed From: Collodion Photography
Category: Workshops & Events
Forum Name: World Wet Plate Day - The Archer Project
Forum Discription: Information and communication about the WWPCPD and the Archer Memorial Project
Printed Date: 21 April 2021 at 17:08

Topic: Frederick Scott Archer Ceremony
Posted By: admin
Subject: Frederick Scott Archer Ceremony
Date Posted: 30 March 2010 at 05:38
30 March 2010
We have great news! The Collodion Collective (the team of people who worked on this project) is happy to announce that the Frederick Scott Archer Ceremony will take place May 1, 2010 in London, England! (Remember: This is World Wet Plate Day 2010, too!)
Carl Radford will open the ceremony with an introduction and then John Brewer will give a talk about Archer's life and his contribution to photography. Shortly after John's talk, Archer's new plaque will be unveiled! There will be a Collodion demonstration (making plates of the grave/new headstone) for the public and press. And finally, "Archer's Collodion Exhibition" will open in the Dissenter's Gallery. Twenty-two artists were selected to show work in this exhibition and they've graciously donated the plates to raise money for the event. It's going to be a beautiful and historic show!
Thanks to all that participated and a special thanks to those that gave money, time, images, energy and effort. This has taken almost a year to complete - a lot of people have spent a lot of time making it happen. For all that participated; be very proud!
Here is a copy of the tri-fold brochure, inside and out - thanks to Zach Risso!
There will be plenty of photos and video! We'll get a section on - soon!
Because we've had to arrange the ceremony with the FOKG, this is an invitation only event (we can only support a limited number of people). If you participated in the WWPCD 2009 book, you are automatically invited. If not, you need to send us a request so we can make sure we do not exceed our attendance limit. Also, if you would like a copy (print) of the literature, us know. If you plan to attend, please send an email to - Carl Radford or - Quinn Jacobson . Or, you - can go here for a ticket .
Thank you!

Posted By: Bruce Schultz
Date Posted: 30 March 2010 at 10:22
Wonderful. I won't be able to make it, but I'll be making images that day at the same time as the event. You fellows have done a wonderful job of following up and making this happen.

Posted By: zmanphoto
Date Posted: 30 March 2010 at 10:43
Great work everyone!  I wish I could be there.  I will be smelling some ether fumes back here in the States.

Mark Z -

Posted By: Kerik
Date Posted: 30 March 2010 at 12:03
I SO wish I could be there... You guys are to be commended for all your hard work on this. I look forward to seeing the pictures and videos of this great event.

Kerik Kouklis

Posted By: andrew moxom
Date Posted: 30 March 2010 at 12:07
I'd love to come and see this. However, May 1st is the day that a group of folks traveling from the US will be returning for home after a week long photographic trip down in Cornwall. We will be staying near Heathrow on Friday April 30th so if anyone is around we could meet up in the evening prior to the ceremony??

Posted By: rony
Date Posted: 30 March 2010 at 13:17

Friends! Congratulations, you're doing something that inspires!

Roman Kravchenko

Posted By: mylar_stars
Date Posted: 30 March 2010 at 13:23
Great! I had lost track of what the heck was going on with this. I can't be there on May 1st, but I'll visit someday. I am proud to have played a tiny role in all of this. Well done!

Troy R. Bennett
State 'O' Maine

Posted By: toydesign
Date Posted: 30 March 2010 at 14:29
Congratulations to all involved!
So bummed I wasn't able to shoot on last years inaugural day, but you can be sure I won't miss this year!


"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity"

"Great artists doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize."

Posted By: mankai
Date Posted: 30 March 2010 at 21:48
Great news!
thanks Quinn, Carl ,John and the team, and all the wet plate lover.
it's really touching.


Posted By: ambropoetica
Date Posted: 30 March 2010 at 21:54
Well done everyone, I wish I could attend but it's an honour to be a small part of this... may he rest in peace.


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