With the advent of the iPhone, it’s hard arguing the art of photography hasn’t been lost to an impulsive urge to snap a pick and instagram.
Coming June 19 gallery plan b is exhibiting a slew of talented photographers — yes, their work still exists beyond our palm-sized screens — in the collaborative show, “Photography: Process and Perspective.”
The show features both national and local photographers who use a variety of techniques — printing on aluminum, abstract imagery and archival digital photography to name a few–in conveying their personal world view through the lens.
Amongst this talented bunch is photographer and New York University Professor Donna Cameron, who holds a U.S. Patent for her specialized cinematic paper emulsion process (CPE) and who’s work is in the permanent collection at the MOMA in New York City. Her pieces exude colorful texture and pattern while being deceptively flat to the touch (many are printed on aluminum, after all) and each one holds a narrative not easily recognized in a single passing view.
Kermit Berg, Charlie Gaynor, Marc Sirinsky and David Young are also exhibiting, all of whom are recognized for their unique contributions to the photographic world. Charlie Gaynor, a DC-native, is part realtor, part photographer who combines his two passions in creating images that largely abstract his subject and give the homes new life. David Young is a product of Birmingham, Alabama but a country boy at heart. He began photographing in 2005 as a means to stay outside, and his work reflects the passion and respect he has for the environment.
All five of these photographers’ works will be on display starting June 19 at gallery plan b on 14 Street. There will be an opening reception June 20 from 6 to 8pm and the show will run until July 21.
Bringing the Art in DC to you. – Shira Karsen