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4th Brandt Inspired Photo Hunt Challenge

Brandt, Lake Luis, WA 5

The current round of CMA Photo Hunt assignments are inspired by our upcoming exhibition Matthew Brandt: Sticky/Dusty/Wet, the first museum show for the hot Los Angeles based photographer. Brandt processes his photos using nontraditional materials such as bubble gum, honey bees, Pop rocks, and more.

Here Brandt in another one of Brandt’s Lakes and Reservoirs series, he uses lake water from Lake Luis is Washington in his large scale processing. So with that in mind, respond with your take on the fourth challenge:

  • Capture something that reflects  “Elemental” either in concept or process
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt and #Elemental
  • For this fourth assignment you have until Friday November 8, 2013.
  • Please note: images must be your own. Anyone in the world can participate.

Once again our William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography Catherine Evans will select her favorites (based on the most creative entries, and ones that best represent the assignment), and your creation could grace the walls at Columbus Museum of Art. The third CMA Photo Hunt exhibition is on display now through October in our Community Gallery, and features work selected by Evans.

CMA Photo Hunts give participants an opportunity to flex their creativity, be inspired by works or themes in Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions or collections, and respond to creative challenges with their own photographic take. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received more 4,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers from Seattle to Ohio to Paris to Russia. With our first exhibition last fall, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram.

Watch for additional biweekly Photo Hunt assignments here on our blog, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

(Lake Luis, WA 5, 2012 by Matthew Brandt. From the series Lakes and Reservoirs, Chromogenic print soaked in Horse Thief Lake water. Private Collection)

New CMA Photo Hunts Announced

The Wedding Skoglund

Our next series of CMA Photo Hunts are all about color. Thanks to all who participated in the first two series of CMA Photo Hunts. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received more than 2,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers. With our first exhibition last fall, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram. The second CMA Photo Hunt exhibition is on display now in our Community Gallery, and features work selected by our William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography Catherine Evans.

This next round of assignments is inspired by color as the theme. Look for a new color-themed exhibition in our Big Idea Gallery this Spring featuring artists such as Frank Stella, Ed Ruscha, Edward Monet, Childe Hassam and more.  Watch for additional biweekly Photo Hunt assignments here on our blog, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Here is your first color-themed Photo Hunt assignment:

  • Capture something that reflects “Red”
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt and #Red
  • For this first Color assignment you have until Friday March 1, 2013.
  • Please note: images must be your own.

Once again our Photography Curator Catherine Evans will select her favorites (based on the most creative entries, and ones that best represent the theme), and your creation could grace the walls at Columbus Museum of Art.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with for this next series of Photo Hunts! Happy shooting!

(Photo: The Wedding by Sandy Skoglund, Columbus Museum of Art Purchase, Howald Fund)

Making Faces Photo Hunt Assignment 6

Here is your last Making Faces CMA Photo Hunt assignment:

  • Capture something that reflects the word mysterious.
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt and #mysterious
  • Tag by Tuesday January 1, 2013.
  • Please note: images must be your own; while preference may be given to Ohio-based photographers, anyone in the world can participate.

This version of Photo Hunt assignments are based on Making Faces, our exhibition currently on view in the Family Gallery that explores portraits from CMA’s collection, and includes work by Diane Arbus, Roy Lichtenstein, Miro, and other noted artists.

Once again our Photography Curator Catherine Evans will select her favorites (based on the most creative entries, and ones that best represent the theme), and your creation could be part of the next CMA Photo Hunt installation this January 2013. Look for Instagram notifications the week of January 3, 2013 for the last round of selections. We’ve already notified many of you for the first round of selections (check your IG messages and emails!).

Altogether we received nearly 900 submissions from more than 100 photographers from the first CMA Photo Hunt installation. The resulting exhibition now on view through December 31, 2012 includes more three dozen photos from nearly two dozen Columbus area photographers. The installation is the first museum show in the U.S. based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram. Read more about the inception of the Photo Hunt project in stories in The Columbus Dispatch, Art Daily, and Clic France, and Columbus Alive, and view the NBC4 story.

To see a collection of all the images that have been submitted since the inception of our Photo Hunts, view the CMA Photo Hunt Online Gallery.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram at columbusmuseum where we’ll also be highlighting some of our favorites. And save the evening of January 17, 2013. We’ll be doing another CMA Photo Hunt reception!

(Photo: Dancers in Shadows, 1947 by Lou Bernstein. Photo League Collection, Museum Purchase with funds provided by Elizabeth M. Ross, the Derby Fund, John S. and Catherine Chapin Kobacker, and the Friends of the Photo League).

Making Faces Photo Hunt Assignment 5

This next round of Photo Hunt assignments are based on Making Faces, our exhibition currently on view in the Family Gallery that explores portraits from CMA’s collection, and includes work by Diane Arbus, Roy Lichtenstein, Miro, and other noted artists. Watch for biweekly assignments here on our blog, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. (Look for the last assignment December 28, 2012).

Here is your fifth Making Faces CMA Photo Hunt assignment:

  • Capture something that reflects the word decorated.
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt and #Decorated
  • Tag by midnight Friday December 28, 2012.
  • Please note: images must be your own; while preference may be given to Ohio-based photographers, anyone in the world can participate.

Once again our Photography Curator Catherine Evans will select her favorites (based on the most creative entries, and ones that best represent the theme), and your creation could be part of the next CMA Photo Hunt installation this January 2013. Look for Instagram notifications the week of December 17, 2012 for the first round of selections.

Altogether we received nearly 900 submissions from more than 100 photographers from the first round of CMA Photo Hunts. The resulting exhibition now on view through December 31, 2012 includes more three dozen photos from nearly two dozen Columbus area photographers. The installation is the first museum show in the U.S. based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram. Read more about the inception of the Photo Hunt project in stories in The Columbus Dispatch, Art Daily, and Clic France, and Columbus Alive, and view the NBC4 story.

To see a collection of all the images that have been submitted since the inception of our Photo Hunts, view the CMA Photo Hunt Online Gallery.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram at columbusmuseum where we’ll also be highlighting some of our favorites. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

(Photo: Untitled, 1996 by Luis Gonzalez Palma. Museum Purchase. Part of our Making Faces exhibition).

Making Faces Photo Assignment 4

This next round of Photo Hunt assignments are based on Making Faces, our exhibition currently on view in the Family Gallery that explores portraits from CMA’s collection, and includes work by Diane Arbus, Roy Lichtenstein, Miro, and other noted artists. Watch for biweekly assignments here on our blog, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. (Look for more assignments December 14, 2012, and December 28, 2012).

Here is your fourth Making Faces CMA Photo Hunt assignment:

  • Capture something that reflects the word double.
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt and #Double
  • Tag by midnight Friday December 14, 2012.
  • Please note: images must be your own; while preference may be given to Ohio-based photographers, anyone in the world can participate.

Once again our Photography Curator Catherine Evans will select her favorites (based on the most creative entries, and ones that best represent the theme), and your creation could be part of the next CMA Photo Hunt installation this January 2013. (We’ll be selecting from the first few assignments in mid-December.)

Altogether we received nearly 900 submissions from more than 100 photographers from the first round of CMA Photo Hunts. The resulting exhibition now on view through December 31, 2012 includes more three dozen photos from nearly two dozen Columbus area photographers. The installation is the first museum show in the U.S. based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram. Read more about the inception of the Photo Hunt project in stories in The Columbus Dispatch, Art Daily, and Clic France, and Columbus Alive, and view the NBC4 story.

To see a collection of all the images that have been submitted since the inception of our Photo Hunts, view the CMA Photo Hunt Online Gallery.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram at columbusmuseum where we’ll also be highlighting some of our favorites. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

(Photo: Identical Twins, Roselle, NJ, 1967, by Diane Arbus. On loan from the private collection of Tim and Libby Tarrier for our Making Faces exhibition).

CMA Photo Hunts Assignment 7: Curiosity

For the seventh CMA Photo Hunt assignment here is your challenge:

  • Capture something that reflects the word “Curiosity.”
  • Tag your work on Instagram, Twitter, or Flickr with #CMAPhotoHunt and #Curiosity plus your #city.
  • For this next assignment you have until Friday August 10, 2012.

Catherine Evans, our William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography, will select a few of her favorites, and your creation could grace the walls at Columbus Museum of Art come this fall.

In the sixth Columbus Museum of Art Photo Hunt assignment we challenged you to capture something that reflects the word “Contrast.” See how people captured and interpreted the first several assignments in the CMA Photo Hunt Gallery.

CMA Photo Hunts are inspired by our The Radical Camera show and the Photo Leaguers, who challenged themselves with assignments that captured a word or phrase. Through the run of The Radical Camera we’ll be posting new photo assignment challenges. Anyone around the world can participate. Photos you have already taken that fit each assignment, are also encouraged.

See the Curator’s Choice post for Catherine’s favorite photos from the first few assignments. Keep an eye out. We’ll be posting the next round of Catherine’s favorites next week.

(Photo: Louis Stettner Men Looking at Concentric Circles, New York, 1951 Gelatin silver print, 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm) Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, Photo League Collection, Museum Purchase with funds provided by Elizabeth M. Ross, the Derby Fund, John S. and Catherine Chapin Kobacker, and the Friends of the Photo League)

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CMA Photo Hunt Assignment 5: Pride

For the fifth CMA Photo Hunt assignment here is your challenge:

  • Capture something that reflects the word “Pride.”
  • Tag your work on Twitter, Flickr or Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt and #Pride plus your #city.
  • For this next assignment you have until Friday July 13, 2012.

We expect there will be a lot of fireworks submissions, but we challenge you to capture those small moments of pride, as well.

Catherine Evans, our William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography, will select a few of her favorites, and your creation could grace the walls at Columbus Museum of Art come this fall.

In the fourth Columbus Museum of Art Photo Hunt assignment we challenged you to capture something that reflects the word “Community.” (You have until midnight tonight to submit Community photos). See how people captured and interpreted the first several assignments in the CMA Photo Hunt Gallery.

CMA Photo Hunts are inspired by our The Radical Camera show and the Photo Leaguers, who challenged themselves with assignments that captured a word or phrase. Through the run of The Radical Camera we’ll be posting new photo assignment challenges. Anyone around the world can participate. Photos you have already taken that fit each assignment, are also encouraged.

Catherine has selected some of her favorite photos from the first few assignments. Look for a blog post soon with her choices, and and why they work so well.

Have a great Fourth of July, Doo Dah, Canada Day etc. Happy shooting!

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Join the Hunt: CMA Photo Hunts

Become a modern-day Photo Leaguer by participating in Columbus Museum of Art Photo Hunts. Every few weeks through early September and the run of our critically acclaimed The Radical Camera, we’ll be sending you out with new photo assignments, and an opportunity to flex your creative muscle. Anyone in the world can participate.

Our CMA Photo Hunt assignments are inspired by the Photo League, a group of young photographers from the 1930s-1950s who took to the streets with their cameras just as photography was becoming recognized as an art, and magazines such as Life and Look were forming. Artists in the Photo League were known for capturing sharply revealing, compelling moments from everyday life. Photo Hunts were their way of giving themselves creative challenges, and having fun. During Photo Hunts, Photo Leaguers were sent out to capture a word or phrase, then their work was developed, and they’d have a big party to critique and celebrate.

For the first Photo Hunt assignment here is your challenge:

  • Capture something that reflects the phrase “Sign of the Times.” How you capture it is up to you.
  • Tag your work on Twitter, Flickr or Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt and #signofthetimes, plus your #city.
  • For the first assignment you have two weeks (until Friday June 1, 2012). After that we’ll be announcing new assignments biweekly.

Along the way we’ll be highlighting some of our favorite CMA Photo Hunt submissions via our blog and social media. Catherine Evans, our William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography, will select a few of her favorites, and your work might be hanging on the walls at Columbus Museum of Art come this fall.

If you need some inspiration, be sure to check out our The Radical Camera exhibition. Questions about the CMA Photo Hunts? Let us know in the comments. Happy shooting!

(Above photo: Times Square from the Astor Hotel by Photo Leaguer Ruth Orkin).

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