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EXHIBIT Closed on March 31st 2011

Juror: Bobby Mozumder

Juror's Choice: "Jodi" by David May
of Jeffersonville, VT, USA

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
Fashioning Photography
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

Is it the droves of visitors that appear in museums and galleries with the Fashion Photography exhibit? Is it the income available to Photographers who bend a little into the commercial realm? Is it our fascination for lifestyle imaging that has created the booming magazine culture and therefore elevated the fashion spread to be endlessly alluring to the artist?  There is so much diversity and energy in contemporary fashion photography that artists everywhere are turning to it as a subject matter; it’s an obsession and a compulsion.

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.

Juror's Statement

Photography largely speaks of a photographer's personal life.  Through their imagery, one can almost determine the lifestyle of a photographer.  Study enough photographers and a large enough sample of their photography, and you will find repeated patterns of association, ranging from their apparel selection, to music, to culinary taste, even a photographer's political inclinations.

Fashion photography is a subset of photography that speaks of personal style, and these photos present a leading edge style that inspire people to explore the boundaries of fashion.

Bobby Mozumder

 

Special Collection, FashioningTHE 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.


Jodi
Juror's Choice

David May
Jeffersonville, VT USA
5 Train, Bronx to Harlem, NYC
People's Choice

Nikki Johnson
New York, NY USA
THE MAD HATTER three

ana coello
Barcelona, barcelona España

THE MAD HATTER one

ana coello
Barcelona, barcelona España
Mariner Inn #2

Candace Moore
Houston, TX USA
Desert Rest

Carolyn Hampton
Sherman Oaks, CA USA

Sarah

David May
Jeffersonville, VT USA
Karin

David May
Jeffersonville, VT USA
When Pam met Charles

David May
Jeffersonville, VT USA

Mia, NY studio Model

David May
Jeffersonville, VT USA
Kalinda

David Miller
Chandler, AZ USA
India Indian

Denise Trotier Johnson
Williston, VT USA

Time Machine Escapades-1979

Emily Friedensohn
Essex Jct., VT USA
Time Machine Escapades- 1980

Emily Friedensohn
Essex Jct., VT USA
Reach

George E. Holroyd III
Kaiserslautern, Germany

Vice of Time

Jericho Soh
Singapore, Singapore
Renaissance Doll

Jericho Soh
Singapore, Singapore
Trapped Chair

Jessica Tattory
Missoula, MT USA

Child Savior

Joi Ong
Rochester, NY USA
Pandora's Box

Joi Ong
Rochester, NY USA
Excuse me

Nika Belianina
Toronto, ON Canada

Longing

paige white
frisco, texas USA
Glitter

paige white
frisco, texas USA
Wrap

paige white
frisco, texas USA

tiara

Polly Raine
St. Albans, VT USA
remembering summer

Polly Raine
St. Albans, VT USA
charlotte

Polly Raine
St. Albans, VT USA

Running out of ink

Vera Varley
Montreal, Quebec Canada
Autostop

Vera Varley
Montreal, Quebec Canada

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.

In Mozumder’s own words:  Photography largely speaks of a photographer's personal life.  Through their imagery, one can almost determine the lifestyle of a photographer.  Study enough photographers and a large enough sample of their photography, and you will find repeated patterns of association, ranging from their apparel selection, to music, to culinary taste, even a photographer's political inclinations.

Fashion photography is a subset of photography that speaks of personal style, and these photos present a leading edge style that inspire people to explore the boundaries of fashion
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