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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 2

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 additional assignments November 16, 2012, November 30, 2012, December 14, 2012, and December 28, 2012).

Here is your second Making Faces Photo Hunt assignment:

  • Capture something that reflects the phrase “Funny Face”
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt and #FunnyFace
  • Tag by midnight Friday November 16, 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.

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. 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.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with for this next assignment! Happy shooting!

(Photo: Tongues Out, by Rae Russel, 1948, Columbus Museum of Art Photo League Collection)

New CMA Photo Hunt Series

Our CMA Photo Hunts are back! Thanks to all who participated in the first series of CMA Photo Hunts based on our critically acclaimed The Radical Camera exhibition. Altogether we received nearly 900 submissions from more than 100 photographers. The resulting exhibition now on view through December 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.

This next round of assignments is based on our Making Faces, a family-friendly exhibition currently on view that explores portraits from CMA’s collection, and includes work by Diane Arbus, Roy Lichtenstein, and other noted artists. Watch for biweekly assignments here on our blog, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. (Look for additional assignments November 2, 2012; November 16, 2012, November 30, 2012, December 14, 2012, and December 28, 2012).

Here is your first Making Faces Photo Hunt assignment:

  • In the spirit of the Halloween season, capture something that reflects the word “Masks”
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt and #Masks
  • For this first Making Faces assignment you have until Friday November 02, 2012.
  • Please note: images must be your own. Columbus Museum of Art

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: Halloween, South Side by Marvin E. Newman, Columbus Museum of Art Photo League Collection)

CMA Photo Hunt Assignment 8: Summer

For the eighth CMA Photo Hunt assignment (and the second to last challenge) here is your assignment:

  • Capture something that reflects the word “Summer”
  • Tag your work on Instagram, Twitter, or Flickr with #CMAPhotoHunt and #Summer plus your #city.
  • For this next assignment you have until Friday August 24, 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. Catherine recently chose another round of her favorites. See what she picked in this Curator’s Choice post. Her choices ranged from an ethereal shot of Scioto Mile to a moving portrait of a veteran.

See how people captured and interpreted all the assignments so far 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’ve been posting new photo assignment challenges. Anyone around the world can participate. Photos you have already taken that fit each assignment, are also encouraged.

(Photo: Muscle Beach, Santa Monica California,  by Max Yavno, 1949, 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 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 6: Contrast

Henri Cartier Bresson

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

  • Capture something that reflects the word “Contrast.”
  • Tag your work on Twitter, Flickr or Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt and #Contrast plus your #city.
  • For this next assignment you have until Tuesday July 24, 2012.

The Andalusia image above is from our collection and is by great French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. Bresson perfected his idea of the “decisive moment,” his characterization of the style that became his trademark. “Above all,” he once said, “I craved to seize the whole essence, in the confines of a single photograph, of some situation that was in the process of unfolding itself before my eyes.” So for this Contrast assignment, we also challenge you to use Bresson as your guide.

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 fifth Columbus Museum of Art Photo Hunt assignment we challenged you to capture something that reflects the word “Pride.” (You have until midnight tonight to submit Pride 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.

See the Curator’s Choice post for Catherine’s favorite photos from the first few assignments. And happy shooting!

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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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CMA Photo Hunt Assignment 4: Community

In the third Columbus Museum of Art Photo Hunt assignment we challenged you to capture something that reflects the word “Joy.” (You have until midnight tonight to submit Joy photos). See how people captured and interpreted the first few 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 to capture a word or phrase, and then they’d have a big party to critique and celebrate. Through the run of The Radical Camera we’ll be posting new photo assignment challenges. Anyone around the world can participate.

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

  • Capture something that reflects the word “Community.” How you capture it is up to you.
  • Tag your work on Twitter, Flickr or Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt and #Community plus your #city.
  • For this next assignment you have until Friday June 29, 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.

Most of you are submitting through Instagram. We encourage you to follow your fellow modern day Photo Leaguers, and comment on work that impresses you or moves you.

Look for a blog post in the next week or so from Catherine, who will be blogging about some of her favorite photos from the first three assignments, and why they work so well.

Keep up the good work!

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CMA Photo Hunt Gallery

Columbus Museum of Art is proud to be a leader and champion of the growing mobile photography community in Columbus, and around the globe through the CMA Photo Hunt project, an ongoing initiative to connect mobile photographers with art and each other. In 2012 CMA was the first museum in the world to present an exhibition of curated, crowd-sourced photographs shared through Instagram. To date Columbus Museum of Art has presented five mobile photography exhibitions from more than 7,000 images submitted from mobile photographers from around the world. Be sure to watch for our next big mobile photography news on the CMA blog and 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.

Take a look at the many creative entries since CMA Photo Hunts began.

#CMAPhotoHunt via Instagram

#CMAPhotoHunt via Twitter

#CMAPhotoHunt via Flickr

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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