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Snapshot Aesthetic Domestic and Everyday Photo Contest
Black Box Gallery will host a juried group photo show on snapshot, domestic and everyday photography. Kodak introduced the idea “celebrate the moments of your life” and forever changed the visual world. Family photos, sunsets, pets, tourism, parties, friends and home all have become part of our documentation and visual communication. Phone cameras and photo sharing such as Facebook, Instagram and Flicker have made the medium of photography an exploding phenomena of digital imagery. More traditional fine artists such as William Eggleston, Gary Winogrand and Nan Golden have long argued for the casual everyday subject matter as strikingly ordinary and artistically valid.
Juror: Stacey McCarroll Cutshaw
Photography historian, curator, and educator Stacey McCarroll Cutshaw is editor of Exposure the journal of the Society for Photographic Education. Previously Director and Curator at the Boston University Art Gallery, she organized the exhibition Offspring: Representations of Children in Contemporary Visual Culture, co-curated In the Vernacular: Everyday Photographs from the Rodger Kingston Collection, and edited and contributed an essay to the publication, In the Vernacular: Photography of the Everyday (2008). She was also the curator and author of the exhibition and publication, California Dreamin’: Camera Clubs and the Pictorial Photography Tradition (2004). Stacey organized Selections from the Polaroid Collections, a series of large-scale exhibitions installed at Polaroid Corporation sites around Boston, where she worked as a special projects consultant. She has published book reviews in Afterimage and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, as well as short essays and catalog entries in The Chronicle Review, The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Photography, and Photography: The Whole Story. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of La Verne in Southern California, where she teaches courses in photographic history, theory, and practice.
Exhibition Dates: October 1-20, 2014
Contest Prize & TERMS
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COPYRIGHT: All rights to the photographs remain with the photographer. USAGE RIGHTS: All exhibition prints will be kept in a flat file after the show for future sale and promotion for the photographer, unless the photographer makes other arrangements. This will allow the gallery to further promote our photographers and exhibitions to collectors, curators, critics and to the general public. Black Box will return ship the exhibiton print to artist if preferred. Black Box will shread all gallery prints after 5 years of exhibition in the flat files.
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