May 18, 2012
RP Exhibitions is an online host for exhibitions with photography at the core either as the topic or the medium. “Photo” here is expansive and inclusive, used by everyone, in varied forms. We are especially interested in photography’s connections with other disciplines, in applications where photography was incidental to a larger goal, and in art practices that span a range of approaches.
The inaugural exhibition – Tell the Story of Your Life in Detroit – came about from a desire to extend the opportunity to publish online to people in Detroit who may not have direct access to affecting the content of the internet. We solicited stories without expectations that they would be made as artworks, that they would be meaningful, or that they would depict the city in particular ways. Ultimately, they reveal each individual’s flexibility as the Detroit has evolved; they tell of perseverance in adapting to personal and economic circumstances; and, chiefly, all six people/groups are excited about the work they’ve accomplished and their place in the city. Curated by Charlie Michaels (MFA 2011) and A&D Associate Professor Rebekah Modrak, The Story of Your Life in Detroit features photographs from, of, or by: Kenneth Lewis, Scotty Simpson’s, Kevin Patrick, Miss Simpson, Loletta Parker and Bird.
PHOTOS OF YOUR JOB OR BUSINESS
PHOTOS OF YOUR LIFE IN DETROIT
All work will be shown online. You don’t need to be an artist. If you want to participate but don’t have any photos, we’ll lend you a camera.
Online Exhibition: http://www.reframingphotography.com/page/story-your-life-detroit