Self and Family with Float Magazine

August 30 - December 2, 2019

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Index
Mom, Paterson, NJ 2018
Juan Giraldo
Director's Award
Artist's Website
Index
Pontes Family
Daniel Peebles
Jurors' Award
Artist's Website
Index
Infant Series, No. 312-32
Russell Banks
Artist's Website
Index
Shutters
Jo Ann Chaus
Jurors' Honorable Mention, Director's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Green Dress
Jo Ann Chaus
Artist's Website
Index
queen Mum
Jo Ann Chaus
Jurors' Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Last drive with my mother
Michiko Chiyoda
Artist's Website
Index
untitled
Troy Colby
Artist's Website
Index
1966-08
Norma Cordova
Artist's Website
Index
The Bath
Sharon Draghi
Artist's Website
Index
Fleeting
Sharon Draghi
Artist's Website
Index
Suburban
Dominik Dunsch
Artist's Website
Index
The Ties That Bind
Catherine Fairchild
Artist's Website
Index
How I Feel About My Mother
Lauren Fedorchak
Index
Dynamics of the Heart
Diane Fenster
Jurors' Honorable Mention
Index
Seeker
Diane Fenster
Jurors' Honorable Mention
Index
2011 Oct-Sink
Erica Ann Flood
Index
Broken Record
Beth Galton
Artist's Website
Index
regard, 08-13-2017
Anna Grevenitis
Artist's Website
Index
Favourite Mirror
Tamar Haytayan
Artist's Website
Index
Ani
Tamar Haytayan
Index
The Rock of Ages
Michael Honegger
Artist's Website
Index
Birthday
Connor Huff
Artist's Website
Index
My Aunt Margo
Judi Iranyi
Artist's Website
Index
At Table #3 (La Mesa, California)
Glenna Jennings
Artist's Website
Index
At Table #98 (London, England)
Glenna Jennings
Director's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Moving Towards a Phenomenology of Home
Alysia Kaplan
Jurors' Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Moving Towards a Phenomenology of Home
Alysia Kaplan
Jurors' Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Self-Reflection
Bree Lamb
Index
Crisis of Experience: July 1, 1981
J.K. Lavin
Artist's Website
Index
Crisis of Experience: February 3, 1982
J.K. Lavin
Artist's Website
Index
Hair Cut
Michelle Loukidis
Director's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
The Attic: Passport
Julie Milhaly
Artist's Website
Index
Siblings
Anthony Milkus
Index
Red Room
Linda Moses
Artist's Website
Index
Kitchen Table, 2016
Laura Noel
Artist's Website
Index
Retiary
Natalie Obermaier
Artist's Website
Index
For Mommy Dearest
Alison Ruth Palmiotto
Artist's Website
Index
Sunday Dinner
Catherine Panebianco
Jurors' Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Bathing Beauty
Catherine Panebianco
Jurors' Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Ovtcharov Family
Daniel Peebles
Jurors' Award
Artist's Website
Index
Hirsch-Lukes Family
Daniel Peebles
Jurors' Award
Artist's Website
Index
At 8 months
Renee Romero
Artist's Website
Index
Mother
Matthew Schoenherr
Artist's Website
Index
Untitled Self-Portrait (Number 1), 2019
Jonathan David Smyth
Index
Ralph/Self Portrait
JP Terlizzi
Artist's Website
Index
The Bath
Charles Trottier
Artist's Website
Index
In this Garden
Jamie Tuttle
Artist's Website
Index
Sofia and Ainslie, Summer Heat
Jamie Tuttle
Artist's Website
Index
The Passing Measures (28 Weeks Pregnant)
Sara J. Winston
Artist's Website

Self and Family

 

JURORS | Yoav Friedlander and Dana Stirling are the co-founders and editors of Float Photo Magazine.

 

JURORS’ AWARD | Daniel Peebles

DIRECTOR’S AWARD | Juan Giraldo

HONORABLE MENTIONS |

  • Jo Ann Chaus
  • Diane Fenster
  • Glenna Jennings
  • Alysia Kaplan
  • Michelle Loukidis
  • Catherine Panebianco

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Online Exhibition Dates | August 30 – December 2 2019  Online Exhibition Extended

 

Jurors’ Statement

 

When we came about to jury work submitted for the Self and Family show we hoped to find one of photography’s unique characteristics – a testimony of intimacy.

 

Seemingly in our modern day and age where we swapped our family albums with an instagram feed, and other picture grids that are exposed for all to see, we would have expected to find an abundance of those testimonials in the all time peak popularity of the photographic image. Yet we know that our social media accounts are curated avatars representing the versions of us we would like others to see. Unlike the myriad of images inviting us into a self censored rendition of other people’s lives the work we were presented with here as jurors offered a genuine form of visual intimacy, and even more importantly we found a plentitude of human empathy.

 

“I lend myself to the social game, I pose, I know I am posing, I want you to know that I am posing, but… this… must in no way alter the precious essence of my individuality: what I am, apart from any effigy”
— Roland Barthes

 

With so many moving images, offering fascinating possible narratives, life stories, family histories, self searching and discoveries, sweet memories and hardships, our task, as  we perceived it, was to select a diverse sample of works that communicated this private thing called intimacy to a broad audience without tearing its delicate fabric. We were personally drawn to work that  invited us to be an extended part of the family, that made us smile, and ponder about our own selves and families. We’ve selected a wide range of photographic techniques, approaches and expressions. Seemingly theatrical or heart wrenching real, they all fully lend themselves to the viewer.

 

As photo editors we receive and review thousands of images every month, many of them are good, some are great, yet between conceptual work, street photography, fashion, reportage work etc. few are the ones encapsulating vulnerability. From the fleeting moment to the carefully staged, this show is a great collection of individuals that allowed themselves to be vulnerable in front of the camera and behind it, and for us, the viewers and the jurors, a reminder that voyeurism can actually be therapeutic.

 

 

Dana Stirling and Yoav Friedlander