Pixels at an Exhibition.
A collaboration between the Giorgi Gallery and iPhontography.org

Details at iphontography.org

The virtual image image of the iPhone gets exhibited in the real space and walls of the Giorgi Gallery, 2911 Claremont Blvd., Berkeley, CA. www.giorgigallery.com

200 images will be printed and displayed in the gallery for the month of February 2010, and will be sold as individual works of art. A book will be published that will include all of the images along with names and a short bio of each iPhoneographer.

We welcome all applicants and encourage amateurs, since there is no such thing as a professional iPhoneographer, at least not yet, as far as we know. For many of the artists, this will be their first introduction to having their work shown in a gallery, and we look forward to the chance to discover new talent!

Deadline for submissions: January 10. Voting begins on January 15 through January 20. Reception and show opening January 30.

Since the advent of the coupling of the digital camera with the mobile phone, we have witnessed an explosion in the number of photos taken. A popular art form has unfolded where the depiction of reality and spontaneous events has been assisted not through the sophistication of the camera, but through its ubiquitous presence in our everyday lives.

The iPhone contains a markedly limited camera, so images created on the iPhone must be judged by their basic composition, the manner at which they capture the moment, and how well the photographer uses the limitations of the iPhone to express a unique and personal vision. With this show we are not looking for seductive images loaded with technique, but vibrant images that are alive with the ephemeral spirit of reality.

Please register at iphontography.org and read the submission guidelines to start. We look forward to seeing your work.

And we are certainly open to comments on how to curate/promote/improve a virtual–>bricks-and-mortar show like this. Thanks!

Note from =M=: There’s a lot of great iPhone photography and I’m really glad to see brick and mortar exhibits such as this. Deadline for submissions is January 15, 2010.  There is no fee for submissions, but each photographer is limited to 5 images. Make ’em count!.  =M=