Egret and crab

Friday, February 2, 2024

Visual Narrative


The opening of the photo show was interesting. There was some excellent work there, by a variety of artists. It was a well attended opening, I saw a lot of friends I had not seen in a great long time. It was fun to mingle and meet other photographers and talk about our work.

Having just participated in a group show, I had not planned on entering this show. But I was asked and I pulled it together at short notice. I never want to show the exact same things twice so I framed and matted a bunch of new work, at some expense. 

Unfortunately, unbeknownst to me, they decided not to hang my new material. I get it, the show was oversold. A lot of great photographers probably have stuff leaning in the hallway. My submissions may have just failed to make the grade.

They say that they will put new things up as pieces sell. This is more of a sale than an exhibition, I prefer a traditional museum format where people get to enjoy the work for the tenure of the show and it doesn't just disappear. But this is their show and paradigm and god bless them, they get to run it as best as they see fit.

The only reason I am even mentioning this is if you are one of my bird photography aficionados and were expecting to see some of my new work, please save your gas, especially if you attended the last show, I don't want you to be disappointed.

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