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Strangelands

Not counting our first impromptu showing at Arles last month, STRANGELANDS is our collective first foray into the real world. We’re all basically strangers, most of us never having met off of the internet.

Greg Flanders summed it up like this:

STRANGELANDS is a collaborative effort by an international team of photographers that aims to meld geographically distinct images into one sweeping and dreamlike landscape. The end effect is a sometimes surreal, always surprising juxtaposition of artist, place and vision. More than a reflection on the blurring of boundaries through international means of communication, strangelands is a celebration of today’s odd marriage between the local and the global, the hyper-specific and the triumphantly cosmopolitan.

strange.rs brings together 22 photographers from major cities around the planet. The group is united less by a common aesthetic than by a certain quixotic vision of the world, one that seeks out the subtle strangeness hidden behind everyday reality.

The exhibition was curated by James Turnley and will be showing at the Third Floor Gallery in Cardiff, Wales from today until October 3rd, so if you’re in the UK stop by and see us.

If you can’t make it, we’ve made it pretty easy to follow the festivities from the comfort of your home.

The prints arrive.
Video of the installation.
Projecting live and big.

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And you can purchase the official exhibition catalog online here:

Just click on the image above to take you to the purchasing page.

“All Apologies” benefit group show

L.A. Contemporary Gallery in Culver City hosted a benefit, one-night only, mixed-media, silent auction on May 17, 2008. The list of artists was impressive: John Baldessari, Robert Rauschenberg, Tracey Keilly and Kathleen Buckley on the art side of things. Photo had its own tiny little wall, but a really interesting mix of stuff: Mitch Dobrowner… Continue Reading

Up north trip

Whew! I never get away. Even when i get away, I don’t really get away. Just recovering from a grueling week-long trip to northern California. I was in Sacarmento all weekend, participating in the Journalism Association of Community Colleges state conference. Seminars and workshops for writers, photographers and designers ran for four consecutive days. There… Continue Reading

Print Sale

“Can’t Pay The Rent.” It’s tough out there, so La Pura Vida Gallery has decided to examine “the phenomenon of photographers forced to set up print sales just to pay the rent,” and maybe help a few of us out in the process. I’m hearing 40+ photographers from around the world, should be quite the… Continue Reading