If New Jersey is a state of mind, there's probably a bit of it here in Atlanta. I Heart Photograph
and the Pierro Gallery want to see work that, well, is
New Jersey, but isn't exactly in
New Jersey. The exhibition's called “Is it possible to make a photograph of New Jersey regardless of where you are in the world?”
More info at aphotographofnewjersey.com
. From their open call:
"You were born in New Jersey. You’ve been there. You’ve never been there. You know it from movies. TV. Songs. Newspapers. You’ve Googled it. YouTubed it. Wikipediaed it. Flickred it. You’ve never even heard of it.
So ask yourself: is it possible to make a photograph of New Jersey regardless of where you are in the world? The Pierro Gallery and iheartphotograph.com invite photographers, designers, and artists of all kinds to participate in this global open call for work.
Are ideas about place dramatically different since the internet has allowed us to participate in culture on such a global scale? Despite the endless stream of information and images available through mass media, are there limits to how we perceive, imagine, and understand the world? Exactly how do you picture New Jersey? What would you say about it in a photograph?
Your most striking responses—from the literal to the conceptual—will be included in the exhibition “Is it possible to make a photograph of New Jersey regardless of where you are in the world?” curated by I Heart Photograph for the Pierro Gallery in New Jersey, on view from April 6—May 25, 2008.
Exploring the ways that digital technologies impact how we see, circulate, and understand art, works for the exhibition will be submitted, curated, and produced exclusively through the internet.
February 22, 2008 is the deadline for submissions. No fees are required to enter."