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In the third issue of Big RED and Shiny, founding editor Sean Horton wrote: "I am not sure if any of us thought we would even make it this far." At that time the project was barely off the ground, after a year of false-starts, and the launch of our third issue was a landmark. After issue seven, when Sean departed for greener pastures in Vermont (and later New York), he could look back proudly at having more than doubled the accomplishment.

Matthew Gamber took over as editor with issue 8, and for the past year has overseen the maturing of this little pink website. He has recruited new writers and contributors, worked to introduce both the Columns and On-The-Town sections, all while broadening the scope and depth that Big RED can offer. His quiet determination has brought many successes, and it could be fairly said that no one else could have followed in the footsteps of the dynamic and energetic Horton. That this announcement is made in issue 25 is testament to Gamber's leadership, motivation and dedication.

Gamber came to Boston from Ohio in 2001 as a graduate student at the Museum School, where he has continued teaching classes and working as a technician. He has also taught at MassArt, and exhibited his large-format photographs at Gallery Kayafas and The PRC.

It is with great regret that we must announce the departure of Mr. Gamber, as he takes up a teaching position at the Savannah College of Art and Design this fall. He promises to keep in close contact with the site he has run for eighteen issues, and we know that this will not be the last we hear from him.

So, Big RED & Shiny wishes the best of luck to Gamber in his southern invasion.


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