Social Photography: A Benefit Exhibition of Cell Phone Photographs January 15 – 29, 2011

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 have been invited to submit cell phone images of their choice via email to carriage trade, which the gallery will then print on 5″ x 7″ archival paper. A $40 ticket will entitle the bearer to one print via random selection during the run of the show.

Tickets are available by check, through a PayPal link on the carriage trade website, or in the gallery during the exhibition.

Shiva Lynn Burgos "1/1/11" digital inkjet print

carriage trade
62 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013
www.carriagetrade.org 

212.343.2944
Peter Scott / Director
pscott@carriagetrade.org

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