Gregory Robinson, Ph.D., assistant professor of English at Nevada State College coordinated the exhibit and selected 99 images from 41 photographers for the display. The exhibit was funded with a grant from the Nevada Arts Council.
WHAT: Opening of “Vegas from the Hip,” a photography exhibit of iPhone images of Las Vegas taken with the Hipstamatic app
WHERE: Nevada State College Library - Henderson Branch, 303 S. Water St. (BW2 building), Henderson, Nev., 89015
WHEN: Friday, April 29 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The exhibit is open to the public and members of the media. It runs from April 29 to May 31.
The concept of the exhibit came from the historic connection the Hipstamatic app has to the Hipstamatic camera of the 1980s. The iPhone app mimics the look and feel of the original, providing a tiny viewfinder, random light leaks, and changeable lenses and films. Although the iPhone camera itself is capable of providing a clear, detailed image, the Hipstamatic app does the exact opposite. The results are nostalgic images and reminiscent of the old photos found in your grandmother’
The Hipstamatic app helped to start an entire photographic movement, iPhoneography, that has spawned numerous books, blogs, Flickr groups, and hundreds of specialized apps devoted to it. Unlike a regular camera, people always carry their iPhone. Thus, iPhoneographers value quick shots, “from the hip,” that emphasize spontaneity over composition and dream-like blurriness over the precision clarity of high-end digital cameras. The result is a colorful, random, off-centered look at Las Vegas.
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About Nevada State College
Founded in 2002, Nevada State College is a four-year public college offering more than 35 majors and minors leading to a bachelor’s degree. Based in Henderson, Nev., Nevada State College serves close to 3,000 students representing a broad array of cultural and economic backgrounds. In every field of study, classes are taught by experienced faculty who serve as mentors and guides. With an average class size of only 20 students, Nevada State College fosters a personal learning environment where students receive the support they need to succeed. For more information, visit http://www.nsc.nevada.edu