A brand new photo exhibit curated by Aaron Pierce, a IU School of Liberal Arts graduate student in the at IUPUI, draws together photographers from across the world in both a physical gallery space as well as a virtual space via blogs and Instagram.
The exhibit Social Photography: Art in Progress goes through 27th June at the Indy Indie Artist Colony & Gallery. During the event, photographers would share an Instagram account. The snaps they upload would be projected onto the walls of the gallery, thus making a ever changing, worldwide, art exhibit.
The event looks to create a dialog regarding the nature of photography in fast altering social media environments. Pierce, who has a bachelor’s degree in English from School of Liberal Arts, is completing a master’s degree in geographic information science at the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. He calls the event as a social experiment which is interactive and also engages with the audience.
He told that they would hosting a Topic of the Day blog at their site where they would bring up topics that fit within the gallery themes, but every photographer’s photographic post would work as an individual pillar of conversation to build off of and connect with other topics, themes and ideas. Pierce added that they are engrossed into virtual lives now, and this physical gallery serves as the place where they would get experimental with their space.07.6.14
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Taking pictures of rare animals are not rare for Steve Hole. He had been on several tiger tracking expedition in India taking rare photographs. But a rare white colored squirrel came much closer to him at his home in Shropshire.
The magnificent squirrel has blue eyes. Steve clicked its snap when he was out and about with his camera when he was back in the county. Steve splits his time between Shifnal, UK, and his 2nd home in India, where the Brit is more used to clicking leopards, sloth bears and tigers.
Steve Hole told that this really a rare thing in Shropshire. He has spoken to a whole lot of wildlife people and they have never seen one. Therefore, this one stands out quite a bit.
To avoid the habitat of the squirrel being disturbed by people searching for it, Hole would just say that he had clicked it on land somewhere between junction 3 and 4 of M54. He added that he is very much on the side of wildlife and he does not want it disturbed by lots of people going to try to find it. This just looks like a normal squirrel but as soon as you go near it, it goes off. Describing the species, he told that its eye color appears blue, whereas albinos are usually red. It has got a touch of grey on its ears. It was magnificent to see this species.
Now, Steve, a retired company director, is used to taking pictures of far more dangerous animals when he goes to his 2nd home in Mocha Kanha Kisli village in Madhya Pradesh, in India.06.8.14
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It is estimated that, each year, 10 million reptile skins, five million birds, 500 million tropical fish and 30000 primates are traded. When it comes to ‘popularity’, illegal wildlife trade is just next to weapons and drugs business as the most profitable illegal business.
Patrick Brown, a well known photographer, has spent almost ten years traveling the world as well as documenting the consequences of the steady demand for animal products for his project named Trading to Extinction. Read the rest of this entry »03.15.14
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