|First presented in 2011, carriage trade's Social Photography exhibitions have become both a tradition and an ongoing survey of cell phone camera use. What began as a novelty medium seven or eight years ago now provides currency for the $100 billion picture mill of Instagram, which funnels 95 million images a day through its social media network via opaque algorithms that determine the order and context of what we see. Unlike social media formats on our phones which encourage endless scrolling through a "bottomless bowl" of images, Social Photography cell phone pictures exist both online and in the gallery. Faced with a group of photographs in the exhibition space, any of which can draw one's attention or focus, accidental associations present themselves through proximity (their order is based on when images are emailed to the gallery) underscoring the alternative of seeing cell phone images in a physical setting free of social media filters. Matching cell phone technology's near universal use, Social Photography embraces both the intentionally of artists and photographers who employ cell phone cameras for study or end use, as well as the casual non-professionals who might find themselves in the right place at the right time, and everything in between. Not limited to visual artists, the participants also include writers, curators, musicians, students, etc., (see partial list of contributors below) reflecting the accessibly and ubiquity of cell phone camera technology. Functioning simultaneously as a benefit exhibition to help support upcoming programming at carriage trade, there is no particular theme guiding Social Photography VII. Participants email images from their phones to carriage trade, which are then formatted, printed on 5" x 7" paper, and sold online and in the gallery during the exhibition. Less a sanctioning of an evolving medium than a hybrid of a traditional exhibition format and the wider net of social media, Social Photography continues to function as a means to sustain and expand carriage trade's community, which exists in the combined spheres of online experience and the irreplaceable physicality of the exhibition space itself.|
*Prints are available in editions of 10 on a first come, first served basis:
1 for $75.00
2 for $120.00 (use promo code: 2/$120 at checkout)
3 for $150.00 (use promo code: 3/$150 at checkout) Beginning Thursday, June 27 at 2pm, Social Photography VI photographs can purchased here:https://socialphotography.carriagetrade.orgPrints purchased online by July 4 will be available for pick-up during the opening on July 9.
Social Photography VII Contributors (Partial List):
Ruthie Abel Dennis Adams Peggy Ahwesh Graham Anderson Michele Araujo Michael Ashkin
Mengfan Bai James Barondess David Baskin Lisa Beck Peter Bellamy Elyse Benenson Theodora Benezra Amy Ben-Ezra Liz Berg Julien Bismuth Joi Bittle Lisa Blas Ann Bobco Richard Bosman Sylvie Boulanger Kimberly Bradley Sergio Bregante Antoine Catala Mary Ann Chafin Mary Clarke Matt Connors Jeri Coppola Anne Couillaud Fred Cray Jody Culkin Adam Davis Mira Dayal Marie de Brugerolle Liz Deschenes David Deutsch Daniella Dooling Andrew Edlin Satoru Eguchi Barbara Ess Victor Esther Peter Fend Quincy Flowers Richard Foulser Andrea Frank Rainer Ganahl Jeff Gibson Liam Gillick Andrew Ginzel Robert Goldman Jennifer Golub Kathy Goncharov Michelle Grabner Dan Graham Tracy Grayson Cristina Guadalupe Clair Gunther Helga Hansen Rachel Harrison Lorna Hayden Drew Healy Eric Heist Pippa Hetherington Sarah Higuchi - Crowe Duy Hoang James Hoff Karl Holmqvist Emily Hunt Laura Hunt Scott Indrisek Virginia Inés Vergara Lindsay Jarvis Keenan Jay Bryn Jayes Steffani Jemison Suzanne Joelson Nicole Kaack Werner Kaligofsky Craig Kalpakjian Dean Kaufman Caitlin Keogh Anjali Khosla Joyce Kim Anna Kleberg Essye Klempner Hilary Kliros Nicholas Knight Aleksander Komarov Sophie Kovel Udomsak Krisanamis Stephen Lack Justen Ladda Marc Lafia Louise Lawler Mika Lee Simon Leung Laura Li Jiajun Liu Margaret Liu Clinton Judith Luongo Stephen Maine Jiří Makovec Kai Matsumiya Satomi Matsuzaki Esperanza Mayobre Tom McGlynn Mieko Meguro Sarah Meister John Miller Tracy Molis Veronika Molnar Hyungjo Moon Ben Morgan-Cleveland Muntadas Rick Myers Hiji Nam Warren Neidich Diane Nerwen Thomas Neuville John Oakes Kristin Ordahl Tony Oursler Virginia Overton Laura Parnes Stephan Pascher Djuna Partegas Pascher Gelah Penn Andreas Petrossiants Zoe Pettijohn Schade Michael Poetschko Lee Ranaldo Xander Rapparport Calvin Reid Elliott Robbins Daniel Roche Iris Rose Aura Rosenberg Barbara Rothbart Ilan Rubin Ken Saylor John Schabel Julia Scher Jeffrey Schiff Heidi Schlatter Diana Schmertz Nadine Schmied Pieter Schoolworth Barry Schwabsky Anne Senstad Elaine Sexton Trevor Shimizu James Siena Leah Singer Molly Soda Claudia Sohrens Tom Sperry Gary Stephan Steel Stillman Tam Stockton George Stoll Carol Szymanski Sikay Tang Gwenn Thomas Colin Thomson Ben Thorp Brown Cassidy Toner Yulia Topchiy Dan Torop Sophie Tottie Pegi Vail Ali Van Liselot van der Heijden Philip Vanderhyden Doris Vila Licht Julia Wachtel Lindsay Walt Dan Walworth Max Warsh Apichatpong Weerasethakul Barbara Weissberger Scott Williams Nechama Winston B. Wurtz Bernard Yenelouis Sun You H Spencer Young Paul Young Hanwen Zhang Jiajia Zhang John Zinsser Ivandino Zulkarnaen
|About carriage trade:|
Carriage trade was founded on Prince Street in Soho in 2008 with the mission of presenting aesthetically innovative and socially relevant group exhibitions combining the non-commercial mission of a non-profit, the programming flexibility of a small gallery, and the historical scope of a museum. Offering an alternative to presenting artists within one-person shows or art fair booths where shared influences and historical precedents may not be apparent, carriage trade's group exhibitions assert interconnectedness among artists regardless of period, medium, or style. Filling a gap that exists between the non-profit sector's support for younger emerging artists and the art market's investment in established artists, many of the exhibitions include mid-career artists doing significant work that is underrepresented in contemporary art venues.