Carriage Trade

Social Photography IV

An Exhibition of Cell Phone Photographs
Exhibition dates: November: 12th- 22th, 2014
Exhibition venue: Emily Harvey Foundation 537 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 12th, 6-9 p.m.
Closing Reception: Friday, November 21st, 6-9 p.m.
Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday 1 to 7 p.m.


Carriage trade is pleased to announce its fourth installment of Social Photography, an exhibition that focuses on cell phone photography. Emphasizing no particular theme apart from how the cell phone camera is most often used, both artists and non-artists were invited to submit images from their phones and email them to carriage trade. While submissions come from a wide-array of individuals, past contributors to the project include Mel Bochner, Joshua Decter, Tracey Emin, Jeffrey Eugenides, Dan Graham, Leigh Ledare, and Julie Wachtel. The exhibition will open at the Emily Harvey Foundation on Thurs, Nov 12th and will run through Sat, Nov 22th.

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.

While the increasing sophistication of cell phone technology is leading to a professionalization of the medium, the ubiquity of cell phone cameras and the speed with which the images are transmitted has led to an almost unconscious pictorial transmission of our day-to day lives. With an open-ended policy on submissions and an intentionally wide range of participants, the goal of Social Photography is to take regular measure of a perpetually evolving image-making technology with broad implications for visual culture.

Social Photography IV cell phone images can be viewed on:

List of Contributors: Peggy Ahwesh, Anthony Allen, Luis Alonzo, Graham Anderson, Matthew Antezzo, Aurélien Arbet, Thomas Arsac, Michael Ashkin, Victoria Bartlett, David Baskin, Tal Beery, Catherine Belloy, Theodora Ben-Ezra, Liz Berg, Cindy Bernard, Julien Bismuth, Joi Bittle, Andrea Blum, Michael Bouchet, F.P. Boué, Leslie Brack, Brantly Martin, Olaf Breuning, Ian Brill, Shiva Lynn Burgos, Luisa Caldwell, Andrea Callard, Antoine Catala, Marc Van Cauwenbergh, Mary Ann Chafin, Kevin Choe, Olivier Compte, Lindsay Comstock, Dan Cooper, Francisco Correa Cordero, Fred Cray, Jody Culkin, Natalie Czech, Marie de Brugerolle, Lucky DeBellevue, Joshua Decter, Clément Delépine, Lyne Delépine, Noah Dillon, Luba Drozd, Onome Ekeh, Joy Episalla, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jose Gabriel Fernandez, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Walton Ford, Jan Frank, Ken Freedman, Peter Garfield, Aaron Gemmill, Genemoz, Andrew Ginzel, Jessica Gispert, David Glackin, Kathy Goncharov, Walter Goodman, Dan Graham, Tracy Grayson, Anna Gressel, Maddie Gressel, David Grubbs, Anthony Haden-Guest, Kaitlyn Hamilton, Clay Hapaz, Charlotte Harvey, Daniel Hill, Barry Hoggard, Joel Holub, INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, Juan Iribarren, Werner Kaligofsky, Jon Kessler, Mathias Kessler, Jessica Kingdon, Zak Kitnick, Hilary Kliros, Nicholas Knight, Udomsak Krisanamis, Christina Kruse, Lawrence Kumpf, Nina Kuo, Stephen Lack, Pierre-Pol Lecouturier, Richard Lehun, Katherine Liberovskaya, Justin Lieberman, Zack Lieberman, Ghaeum Lim, Dana Lixenberg, Felix Lufkin, Mahoney, Kate Makai, Electra Makris, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Ari Marcopoulos, Paul McMahon, Kathleen Miao, Frances Middendorf, Mieko Meguro, Ikue Mori, Diane Nerwen, Nick Oberthaler, Valerio Rocco Orlando, Spencer Ostrander, Patricia Ostrander, Paul Pagk, Laura Parnes, Ester Partegas, Stephan Pascher, Xavier Pauwels, Fabio Marco Pirovino, Jonathan Podwil, Lee Ranaldo, Rebecca A. Layton, Calvin Reid, Fabio Roberti, Walter Robinson, Benjamin Rosenthal, Lorin Roser, Christy Rupp, Alex Ryerson, Joao Salema, PS3 Pedro Sanchez3, Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria, Michael Sarff, Ken Saylor, John Schabel, Heidi Schlatter, Nadine Schmied, Dennis Sears, Trevor Shimizu, Raphaele Shirley, Shabd Simon-Alexander, Alessandro Simonetti, Leah Singer, Barbara Smith, Tom Sperry, Colin Stearns, Steel Stillman, Alexandre Stipanovich, Audrey Stipanovich, Nicole Straatum, Yvonne Szymczak, Sikay Tang, David Terry, Tom Thayer, Adrian Tone, Tribble & Mancenido, Pegi Vail, Ali Van, Doris Vila Licht, Christiane Voegeli, Noelia Voegeli, Ivana Vollaro, Julia Wachtel, Gerard Wajcman, Lotte Walworth, Hong-Kai Wang, Christian Wassman, Lorenzo Wassman, David Watson, Barbara Weissberger, Joy Whalen, Roy Williams, Scott Williams, Lisa Williamson, Seth Williamson, B. Wurtz, Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck, C.Spencer Yeh, Bernard Yenelouis, SeoKyeong Yoon, Jordana Zeldin, Jiajia Zhang, O Zhang

Image: Leslie Brack, Rest Stop, 2014