GRADUATE STUDENT STACY KRANITZ IN GROUP SHOW, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART

GRADUATE STUDENT STACY KRANITZ IN GROUP SHOW, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART

Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 18:09

Making Picture of People: Recent Perspectives on Photographic Portraiture
In collaboration with About Face: Contemporary Portraiture, an exhibition at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

From Press Release:

Making Pictures of People – Museum presents digital exhibition of portraiture online

While About Face is on view in its galleries, the Nelson-Atkins will also offer visitors an opportunity to engage with a digital exhibition of recent portraiture, Making Pictures of People, curated by FlakPhoto.com creator Andy Adams. This online presentation will include a robust selection of works from 27 photographers sourced from the web-based photo/arts community. Visitors will be able to access the FlakPhoto exhibition, which will also be publicly accessible to audiences worldwide, via touch screens in the gallery and on mobile devices outside the museum.

Making Pictures of People features works from Keliy Anderson-Staley, Yolanda del Amo, Christopher Churchill, Paul D'Amato, Jess T. Dugan, Doug DuBois, Matt Eich, Jason Florio, Jessica Todd Harper, Dave Jordano, Dina Kantor, Stacy Kranitz (MFA 2014), Molly Landreth, Graham Miller, Jim Mortram, Lydia Panas, Laura Pannack, Deborah Parkin, Cara Phillips, Richard Renaldi, Simon Roberts, Marjorie Salvaterra, Betsy Schneider, Tema Stauffer, Shen Wei, Carrie Will and Susan Worsham.

Adams, Watson and Aspinwall see this collaboration as a way to broaden the dialogue about how curators, image-makers and audiences engage with contemporary photographic practice.

“Of course, there are differences in the way you curate and look at photography in a museum versus on the Web,” says Adams. “Both platforms provide unique opportunities for presenting work and engaging audiences, and we see them as complementary experiences. We hope this collaboration between the Nelson-Atkins and FlakPhoto makes that point and encourages people to think deeply about contemporary portraiture as well as the rapidly evolving photographic medium.”

Image: courtesy of Stacy Kranitz.