First presented in 2011, carriage trade’s Social Photography exhibitions have catalogued the rapid transformation of cell phone photography over the last several years. From a novelty medium existing between the voice and text functions of flip phones, to the smart phone as near physical appendage capable of recording and transmitting every waking moment, the cell phone camera now plays a pervasive role in many people’s lives.
While Instagram tends to emphasize the medium’s social utility, carriage trade’s Social Photography exhibitions have tracked an alternate course, inviting participants and viewers to encounter these images in a format free of peer-generated tallies, while offering the option of a sustained look afforded by a gallery setting. Social Photography contributors are not limited to visual artists, and include writers, curators, musicians, students, etc., reflecting the accessibly and ubiquity of cell phone camera use.
The show is function as a benefit exhibition to help support upcoming programming at carriage trade.
Less a sanctioning of an evolving medium than a hybrid of a traditional exhibition format and the wider net of social media, Social Photography also functions as a means to sustain and expand carriage trade’s community, which exists in the combined spheres of online experience and the irreplaceable physicality of the exhibition space itself.
List of Contributors | Dennis Adams, Peggy Ahwesh, Diana Al-Hadid, Juan Amaya, Edgar Andrade, Michele Araujo, Elliot Arkin, Michael Ashkin, Mengfan Bai, Michael Ballou, Agnes Barley, James Barondess, David Baskin, Lisa Beck, Peter Bellamy, Elyse Benenson, Liz Berg, Julien Bismuth, Lisa Blas, Joianne Bittle, Ann Bobco, Suzanne Bocanegra, Jennifer Bolande, Richard Bosman, Evan Boutte, Leslie Brack, Ethan Breckinridge, Norman Brosterman, Thomas Brouillette, Francis Cape, Antoine Catala, Lea Cetera, Robin Chevalier, Paul Colt, Olivier Compte, Jeri Coppola, Fransisco Correa Cordero, Anne Couillaud, Fred Cray, Jody Culkin, Paul David Young, Jeremiah Day, Mira Dayal, Lucky, DeBellevue, Ala Dehghan, Liz Deschenes, David Deutsch, Noah Dillon, Daniella Dooling, Chris Dorland, Micaela Durand, Andrew Edlin, Satoru Eguchi, Tracey Emin, Barbara Ess, Ben Estes, Margaret Ewing, Peter Fend, Ceal Floyer, Andrea Frank, Andrew Fredericks, Devin Friedrich, Rainer Ganahl, Joy Garnett, Jeff Gibson, Olivia Gilmore, Andrew Ginzel, Jennifer Golub, Kathleen Goncharov, Christopher Goode, Michelle Grabner, Dan Graham, Tracy Grayson, Ethan Greenbaum, Helga Hansen, Lorna Hayden, Liselot van der Heijden, Will Heinrich, Patrice Helmar, Daniel Hill, Laura Hoffmann, David Horvitz, Cannon Hudson, David Humphrey, Emily Hunt, Laura Hunt, Scott Indrisek, Virginia Inés Vergara, Shirley Irons, Neil Jenney, Jamie Jensen, Lulu Jiang, Suzanne Joelson, J John Priola, Nicole Kaack, Vasili Kaliman, Craig Kalpakjian, Anjali Khosla, Sojin Kim, Rick Klauber, Hilary Kliros, Nicholas Knight, Nancy Koef, John Kramer, Stephen Lack, Justen Ladda, Marc Lafia, Louise Lawler, Jason Lazarus, Mika Lee, Simon Leung, Wenxiao Li, Miranda Lichtenstein, Justin Lieberman, Nora Ligorano, Jeanne Liotta, Neil Logan, Judith Luongo, Susan Magnus, Stephen Maine, Mary Manning, Kai Matsumiya, Esperanza Mayobre, Katherine Mcmahon, Matt McQuaid, Sarah Meister, John Miller, Veronika Molnár, Thurston Moore, Rick Myers, Diane Nerwen, Edouard NG, Steve Nishimoto, Matteo Norzi, John Oakes, Stefano Olla, John Opera, Kristin Ordahl, Laura Parnes, Ana Paula, Xavier Pauwels, Gelah Penn, Zoe Pettijohn-Schade, Lily Pinchbeck, Annie Plumb, Jeff Preiss, Lee Ranaldo, Ankita Rashid, Asad Raza, Calvin Reid, Patrick Reynolds, Michelle Richardson, Aura Rosenberg, Benjamin Rosenthal, Barbara Rothbart, Emily Roz, Sam Samore, Ken Saylor, John Schabel, Chris Schade, Jeffrey Schiff, Heidi Schlatter, Diana Schmertz, Michiko Schmertz, Nadine Schmied, Gary Schneider, Barry Schwabsky, Michael Scott, Anne Katrine Senstad, Peter Serling, Elaine Sexton, Raphaele Shirley, James Siena, Susan Silas, Adam Simon, Leah Singer, Kat Snoddy, Molly Soda, Sun You, H. Spencer Young, Tom Sperry, Gary Stephan, Steel Stillman, George Stoll, Jichao Sun, Carol Szymanski, Eladio Tagle, Sikay Tang, Colin Thomson, Benjamin Tischer, Yulia Topchiy, Sophie Tottie, Mark Tribe, Pegi Vail, Ali Van, Philip Vanderhyden, Doris Vila, Julia Wachtel, Douglas Walla, Lindsay Walt, Walter Robinson, Lotte Walworth, Daniel Walworth, Sarah Wang, Max Warsh, Christian Wassmann, Garth Weiser, Barbara Weissberger, Pam Widener, Scott Williams, Sam Winston, Agata Winter, David Winter, Max Wolf, Mary Katherine Youngblood, Jordana Zeldin, Ying Zhang, Charlotte Zinsser