Re: PhotoForum list and gallery situation

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Wow, And that is all the response to that email? List is in sad shape. I was waiting to see how many people chimed in hoping it was going to be at least the stable of people who send stuff into the gallery.   

On Tue, Feb 21, 2023 at 5:09 PM Andrew Davidhazy <andpph@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Dear Guy and PF list members,

Hard to believe PF has been around for so many years. Y'know ... it started as a conversation while returning from lunch and strolling on a school sidewalk. on a sidewalk ... partially as a result of trying to come up with ways to promote the school  worked at (and where the server is located) and partly as a service to photographers and students and others. It was originally planned to be called PhotoNet but I was dissuaded by a colleague because the name was being bandied about by a friend of his in the UK. Oh, well. PhotoNet eventually grew and expanded and am not sure it is at all connected with the UK instructors. Anyway, we had our ups and downs ... it has at times been challenging to keep the peace. Believe it or not in the early years the discussion volume caused members to leave. Something like 100 to 200 posts a day!! These days I appreciate all those of you who have "stuck it out" and am glad to be of "service". I must confess that at least the gallery gives me something positive to do every weekend - thank you.

I hope you all are well and have no major health problems. Of course a few laughs help as well.

Be well,


From: PhotoForum <photoforum-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> on behalf of Guy Glorieux <guy.glorieux@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2023 2:15 PM
To: PhotoForum educational network
Subject: Re: PhotoForum list and gallery situation

Dear Andy, dear list members,

First let me express my heartiest congratulations to you Andy for your dedication to the PhotoForum Gallery, week after week for such a long period.  My count is that you have acted on1,350 +/- galleries amounting to 13,500 +/- pictures. 🍾✴🎶

I have been active with the Gallery for more than 20 years with several periods of absence due to a variety of reasons. I always came back because I missed the value and quality of the Gallery and list contributors. It's been a source of inspiration when my mind was turning blank. I am struck that many participants have been around since the beginning but I am sorry that the weekly heated discussions have virtually disappeared.

It would be a big loss if PF were to disappear. 🙁 🙁

Guy Glorieux
Montréal, Canada<>

Le dim. 19 févr. 2023, à 06 h 48, John Palcewski <palcewski@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:palcewski@xxxxxxxxx>> a écrit :
Maybe it's been mentioned here before, but what we used to call "photography" no longer exists.  Why?  Because virtually every person in the world has a cell phone that instantly makes technically perfect images that can be stored, shared, etc., etc.,etc.  With great nostalgia I look back to the old days when I had a "darkroom" and people actually paid me for what used to be called "prints," in color or black & white.  I used to look at old people with considerable contempt, and now?  The young folks are looking at me the same way.  Oh, well.  At least I still have all my teeth.

On Sun, Feb 19, 2023 at 3:22 AM Mario Pires <retorta@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:retorta@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
Oh God, dire indeed, do we want it to be over ?

I'll send one

Mário Pires
On the web since 1994


On Sat, Feb 18, 2023 at 5:54 PM Andrew Davidhazy <andpph@xxxxxxx<mailto:andpph@xxxxxxx>> wrote:
Dear members,

Well, the situation is dire ... list activity s pretty much down to zero ... the gallery is limping along but there have not been any contributions for the last couple of weeks. Both could be discontinued unless the situation improves even a little bit.

The list started in 1993 and the gallery in 1996.

Andrew Davidhazy, list coordinator

PS: Roy - re: your question about the type of fruit ... I am stumped. What is it?

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