Exhibit open till 4/1/2011
Juror: Bobby Mozumder
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|Where do art and fashion meet? That’s the gray area we’re looking to showcase for “Fashioning Photography.” Since the 1990’s, the two have benefited from constant cross-fertilization. We are taking fashion photography very seriously as a result. |
Is it the droves of visitors that appear in museums and galleries with the Fashion Photography exhibit? Is it the income available to Photographers who bend a little into the commercial realm? Is it our fascination for lifestyle imaging that has created the booming magazine culture and therefore elevated the fashion spread to be endlessly alluring to the artist? There is so much diversity and energy in contemporary fashion photography that artists everywhere are turning to it as a subject matter; it’s an obsession and a compulsion.
Fashion changes its values constantly and the variety of the fashion photograph is proof. Though “safe” images are preferred by most advertisers for magazine spots, there are no holds barred for the gallery setting. Whether it’s for music videos, lookbooks, catalogues, advertising and catwalk photography, or the personal portfolio, fashion photography is everywhere.
The styles are seemingly infinite, ever-evolving, and constantly reinventing themselves: staged tableaux (Steven Meisel), diarist approaches (Mario Sorrenti, Corinne Day), cinematic (Venetia Scott), critical and political (Nick Knight), high gloss and glamour (Karl Lagerfeld), iconographical (Craig McDean), shock (Clayton Cubitt), sexual (Steven Klein), psychological (Camille Vivier), surreal (Bela Borsodi), spectacle (Ellen Rogers), realism (Lina Scheynius) and the banal (Jonathan de Villiers). What is your style? We're looking forward to representing this great variety in "Fashioning Photography."
Photographer and Editor-in-Chief of FutureClaw Magazine, Bobby Mozumder will choose images for “Fashioning Photography” that represent the gamut of this pliable, influential, exciting field of art and commercial fashion photography. Are you a part of the next wave?
Juror: Bobby Mozumder
Your Juror for “Fashioning Photography” is Bobby Mozumder, both a Photographer, and Editor-in-Chief at FutureClaw Magazine, currently in its third year. A Rochester Institute of Technology graduate, Mozumder now lives and works in Washington D.C.. His fashion photography ranges from high-end glamour to diaristic. Whether high-end studio or location, Mozumder’s images incorporate exquisite lighting, intimate camera angles, dynamic framing, graphic overlays, and an approach to color that ranges from monochromatic to high-key black and white. Across the gamut, his imagery is consistently calculated. Is it the influence of a background in computer architecture and engineering? Personal work aside, we’re lucky to have his experience as Editor-in-Chief of FutureClaw Magazine extended to the jurying of “Fashioning Photography.” Mozumder is entrenched in the art, culture, and fashion of our time, engaging himself in Fashion Photography’s latest trends as he builds the FutureClaw brand as one of today’s most beautiful boutique magazines.
| Full Color Catalog now available at VioVio
||All selected entries are included in a full color exhibit catalog. Juror's Choice receives a 20x35" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image. We offer free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of our exhibition, subject to standard sizes. Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs.|
THE SPECIAL COLLECTION
an auxiliary collection to the "Fashioning Photography" exhibit
We did some something totally new for the "Fashioning Photography" exhibition. We mounted what we called a “Special Collection” of images as a supplement to the regular exhibit. We chose 16 additional images to print and hang during the months. Images were clipped to hangers which were hung from a clothing rack that drifted around the Gallery for the month. These images were paramount to the ongoing discussion we instigated considering What is Fashion Photography? What fabulous conversations we had surrounding some of the issues of this special genre of Fine Art and Commercial photography. A few words heard during these discussions: concept/metaphor, exploitation, body image, pop/mass culture, commodity, sexuality, etc. What an opportunity it was. MANY CONGRATULATIONS! to the Photographers whose work was chosen for this auxiliary collection: (alphabetically) Andrea Bancone, Nika Belianina, Joseph M. Cousino, Jesse Fox, Reza Golchin, Nikki Johnson, Nick Kline, Nikolay Mikheev, Joi Ong, Len Speier, Krista Svalbona, Vera Varley. Your images were a hit – we’re honored to have had them on display.
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