Night With Juror Sean Corcoran
JUROR | Sean Corcoran
Since 2006 Sean Corcoran has been the Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Museum of the City of New York. He previously served as Assistant Curator of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY. Over the years he has organized a wide range of exhibitions including, City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection, Police Work: Photographs by Leonard Freed, 1972-1979, and Hip-Hop Revolution: Photographs by Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo and Martha Cooper.
HONORS | AWARDS
An international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography will view the chosen artist’s work throughout the exhibition. All chosen artists are invited to complimentary portfolio reviews, lunch and portfolio sharing on the reception weekend. Each participant is included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition in Fort Collins, Colorado and Online Gallery exhibition.
Juror’s Selection: Eric Williams
Director’s Selection: Paul Sokal
Honorable Mention Awards: 2 year membership and image submission to a Call for Entry at C4FAP.
Sean Corcoran’s Honorable Mentions | Roy DiTosti, Orestes Gonzales, Paul Rose, and John Singleton
Hamidah Glasgow’s Honorable Mentions | Jim Lustenader and Geoffrey Agrons
“Night” – the word alone evokes many thoughts and emotions. More than half our lives are spent in the dark, it just doesn’t feel that way because it happens to be when we sleep and recharge for the daylight hours. There is a mystery to the night that can conjure both excitement and fear. This may be in part due to the fact that humans do not see well in darkness and therefore so much is unknown.
Thanks to the technical capacities of the camera, the night offers many fruitful opportunities for a creative photographer and while jurying this exhibition I sought to select a range of images that represent these possibilities – color, black and white, straight, time exposed and even selective focus. My selection evokes the complex emotional experiences we have at night from the excitement, or even euphoria, of social gatherings to the isolation, dislocation and mystery of the loner in darkness.
There were more quality images than we could possibly fit into the exhibition but after spending many hours scrutinizing the submissions I made a selection that I believe explores both the emotional and technical range of photographing at night. As Geoff Dryer recently wrote, “…the atmosphere of a given picture depends on how dark it is, on the balance of memory – of the day that has gone – and the promise of what night will bring. At dawn the dreams of night give way to the facts of day, when you are able to see what was previously hidden.” Hopefully this selection will illuminate the mystery and beauty that is present once dusk falls.
Exhibition Dates | June 17- July 23, 2016
Public + Artists’ Reception | July 1, 2016 6-9 pm
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