“Social Photography IX” Exhibition

Carriage Trade

poster for “Social Photography IX” Exhibition
[Image: Liselot van der Heijden "Untitled (Private)" inkjet on paper,(2021) 7 x 5 in.]
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Ends in 35 days

Now in its ninth year, Social Photography brings together cell phone pictures of participants from a wide range of disciplines, generations, and places. In the spirit of broad access to cell phone image making technology, the emphasis of the project leans toward sensibility and the anecdotal over skill and mastery of the medium of photography.

Taking advantage of technologies that allow for images to be sent from anywhere, which are then formatted, printed, and displayed in an in-person exhibition at carriage trade, the range of participants in Social Photography reflect both the gallery’s community in Lower Manhattan as well as those associated with it in other parts of the world. Linking the virtual with the physical through an online display that is then presented in print form, Social Photography IX might be seen as a counterpoint to the increased placelessness of remote exchanges normalized in the pandemic-era.

Spanning nearly a decade, the growing, informal archive of Social Photography cell phone pictures occasionally reflect significant local, national, and international events (Occupy Wall Street, George Floyd protests, U.S. presidential elections, pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong) existing side by side with the everyday, the personal, the urban, and the domestic.

With a limited curatorial directive, trends are inevitable (a slight increase in pet photos this year is most likely a result of more time spent indoors during the pandemic), while the elusive nature of where to “put” cell phone photography with respect to hierarchies of photographic image production (fine art photography, photojournalism, social media fodder) remains intact. What began in 2011 as an investigation of a novelty medium which simultaneously offered an alternative to the conventional non-profit benefit exhibition has become a kind of tradition, as it sustains and expands carriage trade’s community through its many participants, while helping support the gallery’s upcoming projects.

Social Photography IX Contributors:

Dennis Adams / Peggy Ahwesh / Lucas Ajemian / Graham Anderson / Michele Araujo
Michael Ashkin / Hallie Ayres / Mengfan Bai / Agnes Barley / James Barondess / Madeline Bach
David Baskin / William Beaudoin / Lisa Beck / Philip Bednarski / Peter Bellamy / Catherine Belloy
Amy Ben-Ezra / Theodora Ben-Ezra / Liz Berg / Julien Bismuth / Joi Bittle / Lisa Blas / Ann Bobco Richard Bosman / F.P. Boué / Norman Brosterman / Robert Brush / Christine Burgin / Bibs Carlsen Antoine Catala / Alejandro Cesarco / Danny Chau / Myrel Chernick / Stella Cilman / Mary Clarke
Matt Connors / Eli Coplan / Jeri Coppola / Fred Cray / Jody Culkin / Reilly Davidson / Mira Dayal
David Deutsch / Georgie Devereux / Daniella Dooling / Saskia Draxler / Paul Druecke / Anne-Claire Duprat / Peter Fend / Bernadette Fiscina / Elias Fokine / Andrea Frank / Susan Gamble & Michael Wenyon / Rainer Ganahl / Marc Ganzglass / Victor Esther Garcia / Hunter Gause / Jeff Gibson
Liam Gillick / Andrew Ginzel / Robert Goldman / Jasmine Golestaneh / Kathy Goncharov
Michelle Grabner / Ethan Greenbaum / Barbara Gundlach / Clair Gunther / Cynthia Hawkins-Owen Anthony Hawley / Lorna Hayden / Duy Hoàng / James Hoff / Laura Hunt / Scott Indrisek / E. J.
Bryn Jayes / Neil Jenney / Lulu Jiang / Danielle Johnson / Werner Kaligofsky / Craig Kalpakjian
Simone Kearney / Douglas S. Kehl / Kara Kendall / Mathias Kessler / Anjali Khosla / Anna Kleberg
Tham / Essye Klempner / Hilary Kliros / Nicholas Knight / Udomsak Krisanamis / Nina Kuo
Stephen Lack / Justen Ladda / Marc Lafia / Eugenia Lai / Erik LaPrade / Louise Lawler
Elizabeth LeCompte / Mika Lee / Maggie Lee / Simon Leung / Max Levin / Matthew Li / Laura Li
Wenxiao Li / Nora Ligorano / Lysjs Lim / Ming Lin / Jeanne Liotta / Hsiang Hsi Lu / Judith Luongo
Stephen Maine / Jiří Makovec / Sakura Maku / Adam Marnie / Vijay Masharani / Esperanza Mayobre
Tom McGlynn / Jessica Mensch / Emilie Meyer / Molly Miller / Veronika Molnar / Sojung Moon
Andrew Moore / Lucy Mullican / Real Salvator Mundi / Muntadas / Christian Nagel / Diane Nerwen
Chee Wang Ng / Isabella Norris / Almost Not / John Oakes / Kristin Ordahl / Daylon Orr / Hannah Park Laura Parnes / Stephan Pascher / Gelah Penn / Andreas Petrossiants / Zoe Pettijohn Schade
Michael Poetschko / Jeff Preiss / R.H. Quaytman / Lee Ranaldo / Xander Rapparport / Marshall Reese Calvin Reid / Alejandro Ribadeneira / Walter Robinson / Daniel Roche / Aura Rosenberg / Lorin Roser Betty Roytburd / Ryan Rusiecki / Vicky Sambunaris / Valerie Saputra / Ken Saylor / John Schabel
Jeffrey Schiff / Heidi Schlatter / Diana Schmertz / Nadine Schmied / Kristina Schmidt / Gary Schneider Barry Schwabsky / Michael Scott / Felicity Scott / Anne Katrine Senstad / Jacques Servin / Elaine Sexton Trevor Shimizu / Zhi Shu / Amie Siegel / James Siena / Shelly Silver / Adam Simon / Jason Simon
Day Sinclair / Leah Singer / Janice Sloane / Inna Smolina / Molly Soda / Claudia Sohrens / Andy Steinitz
Gary Stephan / Steel Stillman / Charles Stobbs III / Carol Szymanski / Sikay Tang / Gwenn Thomas
Colin Thomson / Cassidy Toner / Momoyo Torimitsu / Dan Torop / Sophie Tottie / Kristal Uribe
Gail Vachon / Pegi Vail / Kate Valk / Ali Van / Lotte Van den Audenaeren / Liselot van der Heijden
Virginia Inés Vergara / Doris Vila / Julia Wachtel / Chloe Walecki / Max Warsh / William Wegman
Barbara Weissberger / James Welling / Elvia Wilk / Tonero Williams / Scott Williams / Nechama Winston David Winter / B. Wurtz / C. Spencer Yeh / Sun You / H Spencer Young / John Yu / Michael Zansky
Jiajia Zhang



from August 05, 2021 to October 30, 2021

Opening Reception on 2021-08-05 from 16:00 to 20:00


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Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays


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