A photograph from my Digital Archaeology project has been selected for the Response exhibition at:
Lucy Bell Gallery
46 Norman Road
St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex TN38 0EJ
Response: a democratic experimental exhibition
This exhibition was aimed at promoting upcoming talent, via peer photographers. The Lucy Bell Gallery and The Miniclick Photography Talks held the ‘Everyone is a Curator’ event as part of the Brighton Photo Fringe 2013.
Around 100 photographers submitted about 700 digital images, which were then checked out on screen, by the public and the event curators (including Eleanor MacNair (White Cube Gallery), Helen Trompeteler (NPG), Rachel Segal Hamilton (Ideas Tap), Laura Pannack (photographer), Lucy Bell (Lucy Bell Gallery) and Jim Stephenson (Miniclick Founder)). Selected photos were printed there and then and pinned to a wall, to create a constantly changing and evolving exhibition. The public then marked their favourite prints, and the event curators selected 10 of the most popular images for reprinting at 20 × 30 inches and inclusion in the Response exhibition at The Lucy Bell Gallery the following week.
The standard was incredibly high, and due to the very high number of entries the live curation ran into a second day. The reaction to the process and the evolving exhibition, both from the public and photographers who submitted work, was superb, and the weekend had a buzzing, exciting atmosphere. This exhibition is made up of the work of ten photographers selected from the ‘Everyone is a Curator’ event, by the curators, the peers and the public. The show at the Lucy Bell Gallery also featured a large-scale photograph of the evolving exhibition from the ‘Everyone is a Curator’ event as it was when it closed at 5pm on Sunday 3 November.
The 10 selected photographers: Christopher Bethell, Jocelyn Allen, Richard Cutler, Peter Gates, Sam Laughlin, Margaret Mitchell, Nikosono, Kajal Nisha Patel, Kristina Salgvik, Amelia Shepherd.