Social Photography II is the second 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.
Social Photography II cell phone images can be viewed on flickr:
Photographs can now be purchased (one photograph for $40, 2/$75, 3/$100) on the carriage trade website.
Prints are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis and are limited to an edition of five. When purchasing a photograph, please indicate your top five choices. We will make every effort to ensure you receive one of your top picks. Prints will also be for sale at the gallery beginning December 6.