Accidental Photography

Megan Jacobs

Megan Jacobs

Staveley

Staveley

Shores

Shores

YORKE

YORKE

Marks

Marks

oday_rebecca

oday_rebecca

Soder

Soder

Teng

Teng

martinelli

martinelli

Craley

Craley

YORKE

YORKE

Ward Russell

Ward Russell

Zalenski

Zalenski

Tara Raye Russo

Tara Raye Russo

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Lowenberg.jpg

Usner

Usner

LaPalma

LaPalma

Stromberg

Stromberg

Sutor

Sutor

Manera

Manera

Schippling

Schippling

Soder

Soder

Jon Soliday

Jon Soliday

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Pregnancy.jpeg

Mccrossen AP_CMcC_4.JPG

Mccrossen AP_CMcC_4.JPG

Rachel Preston PrinzBonsai Shortcut.JPG

Rachel Preston PrinzBonsai Shortcut.JPG

Kittings The Dreamer 2010 Santa Fe.jpg

Kittings The Dreamer 2010 Santa Fe.jpg

Mary Kite IMG_0931 (1).jpeg

Mary Kite IMG_0931 (1).jpeg

Fisher

Fisher

Dave Kite

Dave Kite

Evalyn Bemis

Evalyn Bemis

Dave Kite

Dave Kite

Celia Luz

Celia Luz

Cluett

Cluett

David OBrien

David OBrien

Conover

Conover

Conover

Conover

Craley

Craley

Catie Soldan

Catie Soldan

Bobby Guiterrez

Bobby Guiterrez

Carla Cooper

Carla Cooper

Augustin3

Augustin3

Sumner

Sumner

Sumner

Sumner

Anderson

Anderson

Anderson

Anderson

July 1st - July 24th, 2016

 

Since the beginnings of photography there have been accidental photographs.  Although these are most often tossed, many unintentional photographs provide a compelling but unforeseen perspective or create a successful abstract composition. Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment” is now indecisive in the taking of the image and the role of the photographer has moved to recognition of a successful image on the editing table. This genre of photography, Accidental Photography, has gained prevalence with the profusion of digital photographic technologies.  

 

We come across the accidental photo often with a sense of amusement or wonder and we judge it differently from other images. It may meet a criteria we had not expected, invoke a new aesthetic standard or a narrative quality; or it may act as a conceptual springboard.  Can a happy accident become a work of art? The exhibition presents a selection of accidental photographs by New Mexico-based photographers who responded to our request to send us their compelling mistakes and random acts of photography.

 

Artists:

 

Craig Anderson, Philip Augustin, Evalyn Bemis, Cary Cluett, Margo Conover, Carla Cooper, Glen Craley, Rick Fisher, Kirk Gittings, Bobby Gutierrez, Megan Jacobs, Dave Kite, Mary Kite, Marina LaPalma, Richard Lowenberg, Celia Luz, Rachel Manera, Gabriella Marks, Tom Martinelli, Cyndy McCrossen, David O’Brien, Rebecca O’Day, Rachel Preston Prinz, Janet Russek, Ward Russell, Tara Raye Russo, Michael Schippling, Elizabeth Shores, Brandon Soder, Catie Soldan, Jon Soliday, Anne Staveley, Dianne Stromberg, Michael Sumner, Nancy Sutor, Victor Teng, Don Usner, Francesca Yorke, Joan Zalenski

PhotoSummer

New Mexico Spotlights the Photographic Arts

 

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This exhibition is part of PhotoSummer.  PhotoSummer is a collaborative initiative that strives to represent and actively promote historical and contemporary photography in New Mexico.

 

PhotoSummer 2016

PhotoSummer, now in its second year, is a collaborative initiative that represents and actively promotes historical and contemporary photography in New Mexico.  Taking the rich legacy of photography in New Mexico as a point of departure, the exhibitions and public programs around PhotoSummer represent the continued energy and support of the photographic arts in the region.  The main goal of PhotoSummer is to feature photo-based programming every summer through exhibitions, talks, workshops and more.

 

PhotoSummer 2016 is organized by UNM Art Museum and 516 ARTS in Albuquerque and CENTER in Santa Fe.  It features public programs in both cities, focusing on photography that spans regional, national and international artists, curators and scholars.  This year, partners include Axle Contemporary, American Society of Media Photographers and Santa Fe University of Art and Design in Santa Fe, which will expand the programming and offer more opportunities for people to engage with the photographic medium.

 

Support for PhotoSummer provided by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission.