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)