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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).

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)

12 for 12: Kojo Kamau Chronicles Columbus

In the next in our 12 for 12 Columbus Bicentennial series honoring Columbus artists from our permanent collection, we highlight photographer Kojo Kamau.

Throughout his life, Kojo Kamau has made major contributions to the vitality of the arts in Columbus. His photographs chronicle Columbus not only as his home, but also as a cultural, artistic, and political crossroads. For five decades, his work has detailed a changing landscape, acknowledging the troubled political and social history of African Americans, but always through a positive lens. Community, travels, portraits of artists and musicians, both local and international, and social issues are constant themes. Kojo was greatly inspired by Elijah Pierce, whom he photographed numerous times (as you can see in the above picture). In addition to his photographic work, Kojo has been an essential, avid activist and supporter of the arts. In 1979 he and his late wife, Mary Ann Williams, founded Art for Community Expression (ACE), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the work of African-American artists.

Born Robert Jones in 1939, in 1970 he changed his name to Kojo Kamau, which means “unconquerable quiet one” in Yoruba, one of the many languages spoken in West Africa. He attended the Rochester Institute of Technology, The Ohio State University, and the Columbus College of Art and Design to study photography. From 1964 until 1994 Kojo was the chief photographer for The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Currently he teaches photography at Columbus State Community College.

(Above: Pierce Painting a Carving in His Shop by Kojo Kamau from the Columbus Museum of Art permanent collection).

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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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Curator’s Choice: CMA Photo Hunts Round 1

As promised Catherine Evans, William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography, has selected some of her favorite CMA Photo Hunt submissions out of the hundreds of great entries tagged so far. See what she chose from the Sign of the Times, Resourcefulness and Joy assignments, and what she has to say about why they work so well.

Sign of the Times Assignment

In this photo from Nick Carron (@urbancurse), verticals and horizontals are in harmony and intention with one another. It has an industrial feel, but has this human touch with the handwritten instructions.

 

This is an elegant reference to our current housing problem with a good use of filters to underscore a distressed situation. Nice work by @_Thisspace_.

 

A big and bold sign with a provocative imperative challenge in this shot from Tim Courlas  (@durtball).

 

Resourcefulness Assignment

This was a tougher assignment, however this picture by @mamawooste clearly embraces the resourcefulness theme. It’s an interesting use of recycling and meta-messaging all in one.

 

Joy

The light lands perfectly on the baby, and makes her the surprising center of this photograph from @uponadaydreamer.

 

Energy, movement and water come together in this dynamically cropped shot from Nick Carron (@urbancurse). The empty space in between is an effective compositional strategy.

 

Even without an actual human being, this is the perfect icon of summer joy in this picture from @LittleMissLibrarian.

 

Looking forward to seeing what you submit, and choosing favorites from the next several assignments. Great work from everyone who has tagged their photos so far!

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Catherine Evans, CMA’s William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography

 

 

 

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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