San Francisco: Emerging photographers
The APA SF Curator’s Voice is an ongoing series of curated fine art photo exhibitions presented in select galleries, and online. This is a new opportunity for photographers from all over the world to showcase their unique ideas: the stories and images that passionately express their point of view - and a place for Curators, who decide which images most deserve to be widely appreciated, to express their voice.
The American Photographic Artists and Carte Blanche Gallery invite you to enjoy its first exhibition featuring twenty superb photos from fourteen photographers, including First Place Winner, Meg Griffiths, Second Place Winner, Carla Richmond, and Third Place Winners, Manu & Greta Schnetzler.
Join us at Gallery Carte Blanche on June 22nd for the opening reception and get a chance to meet the artists and savor complimentary hors-d'oeuvres and fine wines.
The initial idea behind (Un)Familiar was to explore how photographers adapt their perspectives to the scene they are capturing. However, the photographs shown here go further and reveal how photography transcends reality. Through the eyes of talented photographers the Familiar and the Unfamiliar can become one. Photographers can discover the most familiar details in unknown territories and expose intriguing sides of places we believed so familiar. A living room in Cuba can feel more familiar than the escalator we take everyday; the theme park of our childhood more surprising than a stranger's bedroom. The Familiar and the Unfamiliar are right next door as much as they are on the other side of the world. Photographers have a unique way of looking at the world and that's why they can bring to light details, situations and emotions we won't normally see or won't pay attention to. Beyond capturing a moment or a place they interpret it to reveal its beauty. A face, a ray of light, a gesture, everything in life can bring comfort, a memory, can intrigue or even frighten you. (Un)Familiar is an individual state of mind.
First Place Winner:
Second Place Winner: Carla Richmond
Third Place Winners: Manu & Greta Schnetzler.
Honorable Mentions: Rosa Basurto, Timothy Burkhart, Brett Deering, Joshua Hobson, Erin Hoffstetter, Anthony Kurtz, Mike Narciso, PaccarikOrue, EleonoraRonconi, Julia Schiller, and Cynthia Wood.
June 22, 2012 to July 18, 2012
Gallery Carte Blanche
973 Valencia St.,
San Francisco, CA, 94110