11/5/10

Reminder: FotoWeek DC starts tonight!


100 Portraits -- 100 Photographers: Selections from the FlakPhoto.com Archive

Andy Adams's Curatorial statement:

For the past four years I've been publishing FlakPhoto.com, a website that features contemporary photography from an international community of artists. This fall, I teamed up with curator and Indie Photobook Library creator Larissa Leclair to produce a photo projection for FotoWeek DC, which is showing at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, November 6-13, 2010. In the spirit of the public art projection at the festival we've mounted this online exhibition, so the global photo community can experience the work of these 100 photographers from anywhere in the world. If you enjoyed these portraits, by all means mention the project in your blog and share it with friends, students and colleagues on Facebook or Twitter. Larissa and I will be joining the other NightGallery curators for a Behind the Projections panel discussion at the Corcoran on Saturday, November 6. If you're planning to be in Washington, D. C. for the festival, come by and say hello!

Exhibition Statement

As an added fine art component to FotoWeek DC's NightGallery projections, the screening features 100 dynamic portraits from an exciting group of contemporary photographers in all stages of their careers, each selected from the digital archive on FlakPhoto.com. Our decision to highlight work from this website celebrates the role that a thriving online photography community plays in the discovery and dissemination of work produced by significant artists in the Internet Era. Contemporary photo culture is marked by a continuous flow of images online, and our aim is to take a moment to recognize some of the noteworthy photographs published in this ever-expanding archive over the past four years. In this context, projected several times larger than life, these portraits look back at us and embody a louder voice in the discourse of the gaze. To see the entire list of artists go here.

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