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FAMILY: An Exhibition at the Detroit Center of Contemporary Photography

I recently had the great pleasure of juroring an exhibition on FAMILY for the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography.  The show opens tomorrow night, January 12th and will run through February 2, 2013.

As I explained in my juror’s statement:
The Photographic Dialogue has never been so filled conversation about family–interpreting ourselves and those we love through images is an important way of creating universal stories. Photographers today have become participant observers of their own familial settings, reflecting a reality and insight of those they share their lives with. We are turning our lenses homeward, to capture worlds that are familiar, yet charged with history and emotion. This exhibition is about seeing beyond the front door and the birthday party smiles, it’s about the pathos and poignancy of parenthood, of aging parents, of loss, of joy, of loneliness…it’s about all the things that make us human in the every day drama played out in our own backyards.

Exhibiting Artists are Renate Aller, Sarah Austin, Lisa Blair, Aaron Blum, Judi Bommarito, Kristy Carpenter, Kendall Davis, Dennis DeHart, Kaity DeLaura, Ali Elisabeth, Mary Fashbaugh, Martha Flemming-Ives, Susanna Gaunt, Bruce Giffin, Tytia Habing, Jessica Harvey, Elise Hibbard, Bootsy Holler, Scott Hubener, Tony Jacobs, Mary Johnstone, Julia Kozerski, Natalie Krick, Elizabeth Libert, Rachel Loischild, Beth Maier, Ann McNamee, Maggie Meiners, Hye-Ryoung Min, Carisa Mitchell, Jennifer Murray, Kate Parker, Sarah Podles, Lori Pond, Donna Rosser, Michael Sakasegawa, Andi Schreiber, Arpita Shah, Donita Simpson, Eric Smith, Stafford Smith, Ursula Sokolowska, Susan Swihart, Amanda Tinker, Julia Vandenoever, Michelle Wallace, Kari Wehrs, Eric Whitaker, Amani Willet. Congratulations to the participants and thank you DCCP director Kyohei Abe and to all who submitted!
The FAMILY Exhibition
First Place Winner
©Beth Maier
Honorable Mention
©Hye-Ryoung Min

Honorable Mention
©Sarah Austin
©Kendall Davis
©Martha Flemming-Ives
©Bruce Giffin
©Tony Jacobs
©Donita Simpson
©Michelle Wallace
©Eric Whitaker

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