Exhibit Opens November 8th
4 November 2011 - 25 November 2011
Juror: Shane Lavalette
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.
Full Color Catalog now available atVioVio
(subject to change)
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.
|Submissions Close||10/12/11 Midnight EST|
||10/18/11 (running late)
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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