Juror: Bobby Mozumder
Juror's Choice: "Jodi" by David May
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.
|Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)|
|Exhibit Opens:||7 March 11|
|Artists' Reception:||11 March 11 17:00|
|Exhibit Closes:||31 March 11|
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto
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 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.
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.