February 14, 2015 through March 13, 2015
Congrats! to Trish Empey for receiving the Juror’s Award for the image “Bed”
Complete Image Gallery – MobileMagic Exhibit February 2015
Congrats! to the following photographers for being selected for MobileMagic XVI
Trish Empey • Suzanne Goodwin • Joshua Sarinana • Alan Julliard • Ann Acton
Eleanor Gorman • Christopher Swink • Barbara Heffron • Beverly West Leach
Doug Manley • Arcie Gamit • Gary Schubert • Christina Block • Jan Kapoor
Jill Booker • Delena Lambert • Lannette Denney • Larry Huhn • Slim Banks
Thanks to Chris Luhar-Trice for serving as Juror
“Today’s practicing photographer can rely upon one thing: the way we make photographs is going to change. Old tools and techniques fall by the wayside, closing some creative doors forever. New advances in technology will bring us possibilities we’ve yet to consider. What remains constant is the relationship between photographs and the tools used to create them. For better or worse, it’s difficult to fully disentangle the two. I often remind my students: it’s the photographer who makes the picture, not the camera. Even so, we rely upon the camera to help us translate ideas into images. New tools can push us to see and work in new ways. After more than a decade working primarily with low-fi cameras – the Holga, various Kodak Brownies, and homemade pinhole boxes – my new smartphone was a low-pressure way to try something different. Compact, lightweight, and ever-present, it’s both a photographic capture device and a powerful editing platform that fits comfortably in the palm of my hand. The smartphone allows me to respond to my subject with a speed and flexibility not possible before. For me, the immediacy of smartphone imaging encourages spontaneity and risk-taking, and that’s got to be a good thing.” ~ Chris Luhar-Trice
Christopher W. Luhar-Trice is an Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of North Florida, where he teaches courses in analog photography and digital imaging. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Luhar-Trice employs various photographic processes in his creative work, often examining personal and cultural histories through landscape. His photographs are held in various public and private collections, including those of The Photomedia Center in Erie, PA and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Photography.
Current & Past MobileMagic Exhibits
Mobile Phone Photographic Images are part of our everyday life. We nearly all have smart phones, allowing us to create images with the immediacy of reaching into our pocket, using the processing tools of the myriad of apps, which allow us to create with a serendipity similar to toy camera photography. In our MobileMagic Exhibits we wish to bring these uniquely creative images to the final print, off of our phones and into the beauty of a fine photographic print.
MobileMagic is a monthly exhibit for display in the gallery and online, opening during our regular Second Saturday Monthly Openings. Each month we display archival pigment prints of the top 25 juried images, selected by a renown juror from the photographic community. LightBox will print every submission, that’s right, every single submission, not just the juror’s top 25. All are printed as a 100% archival rag pigment print and mailed to the photographer. A Juror’s choice will receive a $50 cash award.
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