High quality digital cameras embedded in pocket sized mobile devices and easy to manipulate applications such as Instagram allow just about anyone to make interesting photographs and share them with the world in seconds through social media. Nearly a year ago, Shade Projects put out a call for images and partnered with ImageCraft to create a portal that anyone could upload and purchase 8x10 inch prints to donate to the nonprofit arts organization to sell for $20 each.
Shade Projects Executive Director and Chief Curator Justin Germain recalls, "It took some time for people to get the point of what we were trying to do, we had to reschedule the show twice because we weren't receiving enough submissions to fill the gallery. We finally have a good group of images and hope that once people see the beginnings of the show they will want to contribute and it will change over the summer as people purchase prints and submit more."
Anyone may participate, the only stipulation is that the images must be created with mobile devices and applications, saved digitally, submitted and purchased through the ImageCraft Portal, and donated to Shade Projects.
Germain states, "This show is an experiment in social networking in a physical space instead of in the virtual world. The goal is for the images to be shared anonymously with the viewer, we want to transform the gallery into something resembling an online photo album, while producing tactile objects in physical space that can be purchased. So its not only a fun way for anyone to have their images included in an art gallery exhibition, but also allows us to involve the community and touches on social aspects of consumption, mass creativity, and technology."
For detailed information about how you can participate visit:
The exhibition, sponsored by Shade Projects ( http://monorchid.com/
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