Alternative Means Necessary

Alternative Means Necessary features alternative process work made by artists C. McCormick, Renee Romero, and Tamsen Wojtanowski. Alternative process photographs are created using non-commercial and unconventional printing methods. These works often demonstrate an amount of experimentation and tactility that is not common in traditional photography.  

While many historical photographic processes require specialized facilities and controlled conditions to achieve a clear and focused image, these artists transform the standards of photography by using nontraditional analog methods. Cyanotypes, polaroid emulsion prints, and Van Dyke Brown prints are the processes featured in this exhibition.  

Alternative Means Necessary was organized by Susquehanna Art Museum and curated by Bonnie Mae Carrow, Education Manager.

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Exhibition Details

Date: November 23, 2022 – January 29, 2023

Gallery: S. Wilson and Grace M. Pollock Education Center Gallery

 

C. MCCORMICK

C. McCormick, Ph.D. is an award-winning photographer and clay artist based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She taught photography and communication courses at Penn State Harrisburg until her retirement in 2021. Since her retirement, she has been actively producing and showing her work throughout the Central Pennsylvania region and working as an independent scholar and educator. Her work has been exhibited at the Art Association of Harrisburg, Susquehanna Art Museum, and in a solo show, Aging Well, at Yellowbird Cafe. Her show Cityscapes/Landscapes has been featured at several community organizations since 2020. 

Visit the artist’s website here.

RENEE ROMERO

Renee Romero is a photographic artist based in Brockton, Massachusetts. Her documentation and staged photographic work employ a variety of digital, film, and alternative processes to tell her story of motherhood, relationships, and daily life.

Romero holds a BA in Studio Arts from the University of New Mexico with a concentration in Photography and a minor in Arts Administration. She has exhibited work across the United States, including The San Diego Art Institute, 516 Arts, Center for Fine Art Photography, Blue Star Contemporary, and Fotoforum in Sante Fe.  

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TAMSEN WOJTANOWSKI

Tamsen Wojtanowski is an artist and educator based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Paris, France, Vancouver, Canada, and Thessaloniki, Greece. She has received numerous awards and fellowships, including Silver Eye Center for Photography’s Fellowship18 Keystone Award and the Fleisher Art Memorial Wind Challenge.  

Tamsen teaches at Tyler School of Art, Rowan University, Arcadia University, and the Fleisher Art Memorial. She is a founding member of the artist-run collective, Pink Noise Projects. 

Visit the artist’s website here.

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