Juror: Shane Lavalette
As part of our community outreach, Darkroom Gallery is hosting our second Vermont High School Student only juried photography exhibit. We are organizing this effort with the help of Mt. Mansfield Union High School Photography teacher Steve Miller.
|Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)|
|Exhibit Opens:||8 November 11|
|Artists' Reception:||11 November 11 00:00|
|Exhibit Closes:||2 December 11|
|Ways of Seeing: Vermont High School Students Only|
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto
In his famous essay on art criticism, John Berger wrote, “Every image embodies a way of seeing.” A photographer’s “way of seeing” is reflected in his or her choice of subject, use of light and compositional technique. The final photograph is an image filtered through the artist’s unique perspective. The photograph not only communicates what we see, but what we think, believe, and feel. Juror Shane Lavalette challenges Vermont’s high school photographers to share their unique visions at this year’s student exhibition, “Ways of Seeing.”
Jurying this exhibition brought me back to when I was in high school and fell in love with photography. I’ve always been fascinated by how a photographic print, a mechanical record of light and time, can reflect the thoughts and feelings of the maker. Seeing establishes our place in the world, and how we see things is determined by our experience or who we are as individuals. This exhibition brings together the work of twenty-five young artists that have also discovered this extraordinary medium, and have offered their unique ways of seeing for us to behold.
Juror: Shane Lavalette
Shane Lavalette is originally from Essex Junction, VT and currently lives and works in Somerville, MA. He received his BFA from Tufts University in partnership with The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Lavalette’s photographs have been shown widely, including national and international exhibitions at Aperture Gallery, Montserrat College of Art Gallery, The Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Chelsea Art Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Musée de l’Elysée, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Galerie Azzedine Alaïa, Caochangdi PhotoSpring Festival and The Photographers’ Gallery, London. Lavalette was commissioned by the High Museum of Art to create a new body of work as part of the “Picturing the South” series, from which a selection of photographs will be exhibited in 2012. His editorial work has been published in various magazines, including The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Vice Magazine, Pig Magazine and SLASH. Lavalette is the founding publisher and editor of Lay Flat.
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