In the Flesh

I’ve been enjoying this semester in the classroom so far. Especially a class I’m teaching at Columbia called Digital Imaging Studio. Don’t let the name fool you, it’s mostly a seminar class focusing on social art and photography and advertising strategies. A good group with lots of ideas.
One of my favorite questions to ask students is how many have actually seen a print by Walker Evans, Arbus, or Frank, or perhaps even Goicolea? (3/4 hands go up) From there it’s ‘How about in a book?’, this usually garners a few more hands. And finally, ‘how about online?’… all hands raised. I do this usually to demonstrate that the quality and size of your images online is one of the most important ways to present your work. In most cases 90% of people will only ever see work online. I think about this often when I get a chance to actually see prints in an exhibition. The differences are startling and I believe the best way to really understand anyone’s work is to actually see it (in person!).
With my head in the books, I’ve hastened to mention a few exhibitions where you can actually see my prints also (caution this may involve shutting off the computer).

Nooderlicht Festival, Groningen, The Netherlands
Sept 16 – Oct 28, 2007
Act of Faith, and Material World exhibitions
This amazing annual festival of photography complies shows with a sociological theme each year. Add to that the beautiful city of Groningen. I have 2 images from the Thrift series in the main Act of Faith exhibition and about 7 pictures in the exhibit Material World
Stalking Suburbia, Westport Art Center, CT
Sept 20 – Oct 26, 2007
Curated by Lauren Ryan, STALKING SUBURBIA features work by Gail Peter Border, Andrew Bush, Anthony Goicolea, Todd Hido, Miranda Lichtenstein, Suellen Parker, Julia Peirone, Peter Piller, Bill Owens, Alec Soth and Brian Ulrich. Good company with some good friends. You can read a review in the New York Times here.

So let me know what you think of the prints (and Groningen)

3 Comments

  1. Posted October 1, 2007 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    If you ever have any work in Columbus Ohio, let me know I would love to see it. By the way I have started my own photography blog today its called the Professional Boudoir Photographers Association. It has nothing to do with Boudoir photography at all. Take a look at some of the pictures I have posted I plan to publish new pictures every week, the address is boudoirphotography.blogspot.com enjoy.

  2. Posted October 1, 2007 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    Cosby,
    I will have work at the Carnegie in Pittsburgh next year [October 4, 2008–January 18, 2009] as part of an exhibition titled World’s Away. Not super close but a nice drive.
    PS. Love the blog and anything to do with Boudoir.

  3. Posted October 2, 2007 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    I live in Groningen and will visit the festival one of these weekends. Looking forward to seeing your prints in large size.

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