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Join Date: Mar 2006
A Benefit Exhibition of Cell Phone Photographs
January 19 - February 5, 2011
Wednesday - Sunday, 1-6 pm
Reception: Saturday, January 29, 6-9 pm
Organized to benefit upcoming programming at carriage trade, Social Photography is an exhibition focusing on the relatively new medium of cell phone photography. As cell phone cameras become more ubiquitous, their function continues to evolve. Encompassing the varied roles of snapshots, visual notes, discrete picture taking, or the immediacy of citizen journalism, the cell phone camera lacks the intentionality of a point-and-shoot, resulting in a more direct recording of the “everyday.” Because of the proximity of cell phone images to the spoken word and text-based communication, the pictures are often a kind of visual shorthand to fill the gaps in between. Emphasizing no particular theme beyond how the cell phone camera is most often used, both artists and non-artists were invited to submit cell phone images of their choice via email to carriage trade, which the gallery printed on 5" x 7" paper.
There is no charge for admission to the reception. A $40 ticket, available at the gallery or through PayPal, will entitle the bearer to one print through random selection on the night of the event. Absentee ticket holders may pick-up their photographs during gallery hours through February 5th, or when the gallery reopens for the next exhibition.
Purchasing a second or multiple tickets will allow ticket holders their choice of prints. The prints are editions of five, and are subject to availability on a "first come, first served" basis. The photographs chosen by multiple ticket holders will be ready for pick up when Woodward Avenue, an exhibition by the Belgian artist Jef Geys, which was first presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, opens at carriage trade in mid-February.
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