Social Photography III is the third installment of a carriage trade benefit exhibition focusing on the relatively new medium of cell phone photography. Emphasizing no particular theme beyond 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. The images will be printed on 5” x 7” paper and installed in a grid in the gallery.
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.
In this third installment of Social Photography, the increasing sophistication of cell phone camera technology has led to an interest in it as a medium in its own right, raising questions about whether it will become indistinguishable from a camera or maintain some level of informality and idiosyncrasy by virtue of its hybrid nature and function as a tool for communication.
Social Photography III cell phone images can be viewed on:
Please Note: A carriage trade benefit auction runs concurrently on Paddle 8.
Bidding begins January 2nd.
Photographs (edition of five) are available via PayPal on a first-come, first-serve basis. Make sure to indicate your top five choices when paying at the PayPal checkout*. We will make every effort to ensure you receive one of your top picks. Please see below for a list of contributors to the exhibition.
Photograph purchase & pick-up:
For photographs purchased up to and during catalog event on January 10th -
Prints will be available at the closing event on January 18
For photographs purchased from January 11-18th
Prints will be available when we reopen.
*Under "Instructions from Buyer" list your top 5 choices: "1)Artist Name 2)Artist Name 3)..4)..5)..."
image: Sam Samore, 2013
List of Contributors:
A Constructed World / Anthony Allen / Michael Ashkin / Beth Bartholomew / Victoria Bartlett / David Baskin / Betty Beaumont / Phil Bednarski / Laura Bell / Theodora Ben-Ezra / Liz Berg / Cindy Bernard / Julien Bismuth / Owen Bissex / Joi Bittle / Jimbo Blachly / Mel Bochner / Jennifer Bolande / F.P. Boué / Leslie Brack / Olaf Breuning / Dieter Buchhart / Jim Buckley / Sarah Butler / Luisa Caldwell / Donald Cameron / Davide Cantoni / Laura Carton / Antoine Catala / Mary Ann Chafin / Barb Choit / Karrie Cornell / Chris Costan / Marsha Cottrell / Fred Cray / Abraham Cuellar / Jody Culkin / Jeremiah Day / Lucky DeBellevue / Joshua Decter / Andrew Dubow / Alexander Dwinell / Tracey Emin / James Ewing / Enxuto & Love / Rochelle Feinstein / Jan Frank / Ken Freedman / Charlie Friedman / Eliot Gardepe / Mark Geffriaud / Aaron Gemmill / Andrew Ginzel / David Glackin / Maximilian Goldfarb / Kathy Goncharov / Terence Gower / Dan Graham / Tracy Grayson / Jeremiah Gregory / Graham Guerra / Anthony Haden-Guest / Kaitlyn Hamilton / Charlotte Harvey / Aurélien Heilbronn / Ed Heins / Christina Hejtmanek / Lena Henke / Rick Herron / Cindy Hinant / Barry Hoggard / Joel Holub / Christopher Howard / Cannon Hudson / Juliana Huxtable / Alex Innocenti / Juan Iribarren / Shelby Jackson / Dana James / Robert Janitz / Richard Jochum / Werner Kaligofsky / Matt Keegan / Mathias Kessler / Megan Liu Kincheloe / Hilary Kliros / Nicholas Knight / Silvia Kolbowski / Thomas Kotik / Udomsak Krisanamis / Christina Kruse / Nina Kuo / Stephen Lack / Gregory Lang / Rebecca A. Layton / Pierre-Pol Lecouturier / Leigh Ledare / Richard Lehun / Cary Leibowitz / Justin Liberman / Jason Loebs / Neil Logan / Shiva Lynn Burgos / Robert Marshall / Jose Martos / Servane Mary / Yasunori Matsui / Kevin+Jennifer McCoy / Mara McKevitt / Paul McMahon / Mieko Meguro / Frances Middendorf / Dan Mikesell / Elizabeth Mikesell / Zach Milder / Ted Mineo / Eric Moe / Sam Monkarsh / Seamus Moran / Christopher Moss / Olivier Mosset / Ned & Shiva Productions / Diane Nerwen / Daniel Newman / Colin Ocon / Stefano Olla / Spencer Ostrander / Paul Pagk / Ester Partegas / Stephan Pascher / Xavier Pauwels / Asher Penn / Kenneth Pietrobono / James Powers / Lee Ranaldo / Asad Raza / David Reeve / Calvin Reid / Fabio Roberti / Rebecca Robertson / Walter Robinson / Abby Robinson / Sascha Roker / Aura Rosenberg / Lorin Roser / Ilan Rubin / Christy Rupp / Hersel Sakhaee / Javid Sakhaee / Joao Salema / Sam Samore / Nancy C. Sampson / Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria / Ken Saylor / Heidi Schlatter / Nadine Schmied / Anne Senstad / Tara Sharkmuffin / Trevor Shimizu / Raphaele Shirley / Cal Siegel / James Siena / Alessandro Simonetti / Leah Singer / Mara Sloan / Allyson Smith / Joseph Smolinski / Jessica Smolinski / Tom Sperry / Hannah Spitz /James Sprang / Olivia Spring / Emma Squire / Steel Stillman / Sikay Tang / David Terry / Tom Thayer / Sophie Tottie / Taylor Trabulus / Tribble/Mancenido / Pegi Vail / Ali Van / Marc Van Cauwenbergh / Doris Vila Licht / Christiane Voegeli / Peter Voegeli / Dorothea von Moltke / Julia Wachtel / James Wagner / Lindsay Walt / Barbara Weissberger / Joy Whalen / Alan Wiener / Roy Williams / Scott Williams / Michael Wilson / B. Wurtz / C. Spencer Yeh / Jiajia Zhang / Jeremy Zini / Barbara Zucker / Ludovic Zuili