Friday, June 28, 2013

INTERACTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT AT GEORGIA O"KEEFFE MUSEUM



Will Wilson, Self Portrait, Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX), 2012


INTERACTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT
MON.–FRI. JULY 8–19 10 AM–4 PM

EXHIBITION
MON.–FRI. JULY 15–19, 10 AM–NOON & 1–4 PM
PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT SESSIONS
The Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX) is a photographic inquiry and exchange of artist Will Wilson (Diné) and his subjects as he creates studio portraits that engage participants in dialogue and a portrait session using the wet-plate collodion process. Wilson re-creates and re-enacts this performative ritual, which is intensified and refined by his use of a large-format (8 by 10 in.) camera to create a tintype for the sitter. This beautifully alchemic photographic process dramatically contributed to the collective understanding of Native American people and, in so doing, the American identity, demonstrating how an understanding of our world can be acquired through fabricated methods.

Museum visitors can register to be photographed. Each portrait takes approximately 30 minutes. An exhibition of digitally printed portraits from the CIPX series will be on view at the Education Annex July 8—19.

LOCATION: O’Keeffe Education Annex, 123 Grant Avenue.
COST: FREE

Register at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum front desk.