Friday, October 29, 2010

Weekend Plans

What are you doing this weekend? There are so many fantastic photography events going on in New York.

First of all it's the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference and Expo at the Javits Center. PhotoPlus includes a huge expo floor, hundreds of exhibitors, thousands of new products, and over 100 informative seminars. This is not to be missed.

Also, the opening for this fabulous new show happened last night. I didn't make it but I'm hoping to make it before it closes on November 2nd. There is so much incredible art to be found on the internet. So many tremendously talented artists and photographers are sharing their work online and so much of it remains unseen - unless of course they promote themselves and use social media to do it. That's exactly what this exhibit celebrates.

Curated by Willamain McPhee Somma, Meagan Ziegler-Haynes and Ann Colville Somma, the exhibition includes work by Olivia Bee (Olivia Bolles)
(featured on this blog before), Pauline Beaudemont, Margaret Durow, Kava Gorna, Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir
(featured on this blog before), Rachel Hulin, Lissy Elle (Lissy Laricchia), Sarah Palmer, Kate Steciw, Lauren Withrow, Emily Wilson and Lauren Ward. While diverse in their subject matter and approach, all of the artists included use social media not only as a means of self promotion but also as a platform for exhibition and discussion: some to spectacular results and others to their potential harm. In this way, G/IRL addresses the mercurial nature of social media in relation to art.

With the added bonus of a partnership with e-commerce gallery Art + Culture Editions, G/IRL will be accessible to the photographers’ online fans – and beyond via limited edition prints in multiple sizes. “Partnering with G/IRL lets us bridge the gap between online and off. Art + Culture Editions allows the work in G/IRL to be shared and purchased by audiences worldwide. The artwork is of such a high standard and is deeply tied to our mission of making art accessible, so we were more than happy to be involved,” said Chris Vroom, CEO of Art + Culture LLC. Prices are accessible, too: prints start at $400 for 20″ x 30” size (edition of 100).
Via The Photography Post.

Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir

G/IRL (Girls In Real Life): Women Photographers Emerging in Digital Culture showcases the work of women using digital culture to explore and establish a life in photography. As digital imaging fundamentally altered the photographic process, digital publishing and social media will change the course of photographic careers. Tools like Tumblr, Flickr, and other social platforms are enabling artists of all ages and means to publish work outside of the constraints and conventions of fine art and commercial photography, while the nature of social media (a world in which we promote only what we love) provides a new critical landscape. Via G/IRL


Lissy Elle

Olivia Bee

Lauren Withrow


Lissy Elle

When: Thursday, October 28th from 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: 300 W. 22nd St at 8th ave
Gallery is open for viewing from October 28th to November 2th

Willamain McPhee Somma is a New York-based photographer and stylist. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, V Magazine, and TOKION, among others.

Meagan Ziegler-Haynes is a freelance Photo Editor at People Magazine. She was previously a Senior Agent at AFG Management.

Ann Colville Somma is an innovations consultant to the fashion and beauty industries and publisher of trend website Holier than Now.

Here is a complete list of the artists...

Olivia Bee (Olivia Bolles)
Pauline Beaudemont
Margaret Durow
Kava Gorna
Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir
Rachel Hulin
Lissy Elle (Lissy Laricchia)
Sarah Palmer
Kate Steciw
Lauren Withrow
Emily Wilson
Lauren Ward

G/IRL – Women Photographers Emerging in Digital Culture

WHEN: October 28th – November 2nd, 2010
WHERE: G/IRL Pop-Up Gallery, 300 West 22nd St. at 8th Ave., New York, NY 10011

All images and information via The Coveted,
The Photography Post and Ace Editions.

Rachel Hulin

All images copyright the individual artists.

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