First presented in 2011 and now in its fifth iteration, carriage trade’s Social Photography exhibitions have catalogued the rapid transformation of cell phone photography over the last several years. From a novelty medium existing between the (then) more important voice and text functions of mobile phones, to the engine behind the gargantuan image processing mills of Instagram and Facebook, cell phone camera images have become a ubiquitous presence in our lives.
Functioning as a benefit exhibition to help support upcoming programming at carriage trade, there is no particular theme guiding Social Photography V apart from how the cell phone camera is most often used. Both artists and non-artists 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 (list of contributors and details below).
With many cell phones awash in a constant stream of social media imagery, the opportunity to pause and reflect on any given image is in short supply. Providing a physical alternative to the perpetually vanishing images on Instagram, Social Photography pictures “stay put”, existing as a contemporary image archive of roughly 200 cell phone camera subjects and preoccupations during the exhibition as well as individual prints that can purchased and taken home.
Less a sanctioning of a new medium than a hybrid of a traditional exhibition format and the wider net of social media Social Photography V also functions as a means to sustain and expand carriage trade’s community, which exists in the combined spheres of online experience and the irreplace- able physicality of the exhibition space itself.
Social Photography V prints are available in editions of 5 on a first come, first serve basis and can be viewed and purchased here: socialphotography.carriagetrade.org
1 for $75.00 / 2 for $100.00 / 3 for $135.00
List of Contributors:
Miguel Abreu, Justin Adain, Peggy Ahwesh, Diana Al-Hadid, Adam Ames, Saul Anton, Michele Araujo, Michela Arfiero, Elliot Arkin, Michael Ashkin, Perry Bard, Agnes Barley, Javier Barrera, David Baskin, Lisa Beck, Amy Ben-Ezra, Elyse Benenson, Teddi Benezra, Liz Berg, Julien Bismuth, Joianne Bittle, Lisa Blas, Barbara Bloom, Aaron Bobrow, Suzanne Bocanegra, Jennifer Bolande, Richard Bosman, Carol Bove, Leslie Brack, Paul Branca, William Eric Brown, Shiva Lynn Burgos, Luisa Caldwell, Matteo Callegari, Juanli Carrión, Antoine Catala, Annie Collinge, Olivier Compte, Maureen Connor, Matt Connors, Jeri Coppola, Francisco Correa Cordero, Anne Couillaud, Jean-Pierre Criqui, Tai Cruz, Jodi Culkin, Paul D’Agostino, Jennifer Dalton, Moyra Davey, Thierry de Duve, Lucky DeBellevue, Jared Deery, Liz Deschenes, David Deutsch, David Diao, Noah Dillon, Chris Dorland, Satoru Eguchi, Tracey Emin, Joy Episalla, Barbara Ess, Jose Gabriel Fernandez, Hal Foster, Jan Frank, Matt Freedman, Zipora Fried, Devin Friedrich, Julie Fuchs, Julien Gardair, Joy Garnett, Ashley Garrett, Jonas Geduldig, Jeff Gibson, Olivia Gilmore, Jennifer Golub, Juan Eduardo Gomez, Kathleen Goncharov, Oscar Gracida, Dan Graham, Agnieszka Gratza, Tracy Grayson, Ethan Greenbaum, Marilyn Greenberg, Julio Grinblatt, Giorgio Guidi, Wade Guyton, Lisa Hein, David Helbich, Patrice Helmar, Dan Hill, Perry Hoberman, Laura Hoffmann, David Humphrey, Shirley Irons, Gina Jankowski, Neil Jenney, Susan Jennings, Jamie Jensen, Suzanne Joelson, Bill Jones, Ronald Jones, Werner Kaligofsky, Craig Kalpakjian, Dennis Kardon, Alex Katz, Joseph Keckler, Mathias Kessler, Paulina Kim, Hilary Kliros, Nicholas Knight, John Kramer, Fawn Krieger, Nitzan Krimsky, Christina Kruse, Sarah Kurz, Alex Kwartler, Stephen Lack, Justen Ladda, Paul Laster, Simon Leung, Elissa Levy, Wenxiao Li, Miranda Lichtenstein, Justin Lieberman, Judith Linhares, Simon Linke, Sarah Lucas, Stephen Maine, Lenore Malen, David Markus, Kai Matsumiya, Sean Meehan, Sarah Meister, William Menking, Thomas Micchelli, Jenny Monick, Erik Moskowitz, Diane Nerwen, Lauren Nickou, John Oakes, Neil O’Brian, John Opera, Saul Ostrow, Bill Owens, Paul Pagk, Laura Parnes, Ester Partegas, Stephan Pascher, Gelah Penn, Paul Pfeiffer, Katherine Pickard, Chloe Piene, Jeff Preiss, Eileen Quinlan, Lee Ranaldo, Asad Raza, Ligorano Reese, Calvin Reid, Walter Robinson, Benjamin Rosenthal, Irina Rozovsky, Victoria Sambunaris, Keith Sanborn, Magda Sawon, Ken Saylor, John Schabel, Heidi Schlatter, Nadine Schmied, Michael Scott, Dennis Sears, Bob Seng, Anne Katrine Senstad, Trevor Shimizu, Raphaele Shirley, Carol Szymanski, James Siena, Susan Silas, Hayley Silverman, Adam Simon, Leah Singer, Olivia Smith, Claudia Sohrens, Tom Sperry, Steel Stillman, Richard Sullivan, Jichao Sun, Jude Tallichet, Sikay Tang, David C. Terry, Tom Thayer, Austin Thomas, Taliesin Thomas, Cheyney Thompson, Yulia Topchiy, Amanda Trager, Pegi Vail, Fred Valentine, Ali Van, Philip Vanderhyden, Virginia Inés Vergara, Christiane Voegeli, Julia Wachtel, Brett Wallace, Lindsay Walt, Daniel Walworth, Lotte Walworth, Zwi Wasserstein, Christian Wassmann, Barbara Weissberger, Thea Westreich, Pam Widener, Lila Williams, Scott Williams, David Winter, Agata Winter, Brian Wood, B. Wurtz, Jessica Wynne, Mie Yim, H. Spencer Young, Jordana Zeldin, Xueer Zeng, Jiajia Zhang, Ying Zhang
Social Photography V Benefit Committee:
David Baskin, Andrea Blum, Chris Dorland, Paola Gallio, Laura Hoffman, Justen Ladda, Mireille Mosler, Adam Simon, Yulia Topchiy, Amber Vilas, Julia Wachtel, Jordana Zeldin