The current (April 2013) issue of Shutterbug Magazine features a lengthy and quite thorough article subtitled "Silver Halide...Still Gleaming?" about discoveries at Photokina 2012 in Cologne, Germany, featuring a real resurgence of interest in "real" photography — the kind with film, darkrooms, and chemicals as opposed to digital. Not only are there new film cameras, there are also new B&W films to put in them! And enlargers for making the prints, as below:
Probably no 20th-century photographer was more renowned for his Black & White images than Richard Avedon (1923-2004), who I assisted from 1952-1956 and 1959-1965. Although he certainly did work in color for fashion and advertising jobs, it was his stunning Black & White photography that made him world famous.
Photography's Golden Age ended long ago but remains very much alive in my memory. Now, at the end of 2015, the time is ripe for me to reveal all that happened during Avedon's most creative period. Tales of personalities, motivations, intrigues, and even the fine details of how it was all done.
What I need to realize this is a co-conspirator to aid in getting the whole, true, uncensored story published -- either as a book, an e-book, or even a documentary.
Anyone interested? Leave a comment and I'll get back to you.