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Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960 by Robert Hirsch

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Robert W. Fichter

MFA, INDIANA UNIVERSITY, 1966

BFA, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, 1963

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Robert W. Fichter (b. 1939)––who studied with Jerry Uelsmann and Henry Holmes Smith, was a curator at GEH (1966–1968), taught at UCLA (1968), with Heinecken, and then at Florida State University at Tallahassee (1971–2006)—has worked with collage, cyanotype, gum bichromate, hand coloring, and Verifax. Fichter considers himself “an experimentalist, a narrative artist whose interest is in the expression of some of the questions raised by human existence.”13 By 1962, Fichter had made it his mission to “print everything the negative will carry; dust, scratches, ...

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