A collaboration with The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Touching base about a new Flak Photo project...
For the past seven years, I have promoted contemporary image-makers and archived their work in The FlakPhoto Collection. Last year, our team partnered with the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design to produce Looking at the Land — 21st Century American Views, a presentation of landscape images that aimed to expand the ideas of photographic publication and exhibition. I'm excited to announce a new collaboration.
In August 2013 curators April M. Watson and Jane Aspinwall will launch About Face, a traditional exhibition of current portraiture at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. They've invited me to curate a complementary digital show to be presented exclusively online.
As with Looking at the Land, I put out a public call and invited the worldwide photography community to submit work for consideration. My aim was simple — to highlight compelling portrait photography produced since 2000. I reviewed more than 10,000 images in the process and am thrilled to announce our contributing photographers. They are:
Keliy Anderson-Staley • Yolanda del Amo • Christopher Churchill • Paul D'Amato • Jess T. Dugan • Doug DuBois • Matt Eich • Jason Florio • Jessica Todd Harper • Dave Jordano • Dina Kantor • Stacy Kranitz • Molly Landreth • Graham Miller • Jim Mortram • Lydia Panas • Laura Pannack • Deborah Parkin • Cara Phillips • Richard Renaldi • Simon Roberts • Marjorie Salvaterra • Betsy Schneider • Tema Stauffer • Shen Wei • Carrie Will • Susan Worsham.
Making Pictures of People will be presented digitally in the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as well as online for public audiences worldwide. The goal of our collaboration is twofold: to highlight significant photographic portraiture and to explore new possibilities for engaging with images in the rapidly evolving photographic medium.
I'll be posting project updates here and on my Facebook Timeline in the coming weeks. More to come...
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013.
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