If you are looking for inspiration for your next photo competitions project visiting a few photography exhibitions might just be the jolt you need. Viewing other works displayed helps you think of ways you can take photos of different subjects and perspectives. Photo exhibitions also help you look at some of the work done by the best photographers in the world.
Killed Negatives: Unseen Images of 1930s America- Whitechapel Gallery, London
In the 1930s, numerous negatives by U.S photographers were “killed”. “Killing” of negatives was usually done by puncturing holes on negatives. As most of these pictures were taken during the great depression they evoke real and powerful emotions. However, not all the photos were destroyed some of them still exist and the marks make them more real and are an inspiration for people who want to get into free photo contests. The exhibition is currently situated in the Whitechapel Gallery, London.
Gravity of Perception Center for Visual Art- Metropolitan State University
This curated exhibition is inspired by Fredrick Douglass and through ideas of how photography can be used to inform public perception of African Americans. Douglass was the most photographed individual 19th Century America. Five artists put together this display. It includes collages by Tya Anthony who is based in Denver. There is also video work containing still images created by Marcella Ernest, an Ojibwe artist. In addition there is a “Re-Making the Mark” which is a series created by Zora Murff which contrasts a historic photo of a lynch mob in Omaha, Nebraska with current photos from the same neighborhood.
Delirium Three Visions at RedLine Contemporary Art Center
If you are looking for new ideas for your new photo competitions project, this exhibition might just be it. This exhibition explores different photographic expressions and features more than 20 artists famous and less known, local and national.
Inspiration/ Expression at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center
This exhibition collaborates with the Clyfford Still Museum. It shows how photography can be an inspiration for abstract artwork how to create it for your portfolio for different free photo contests. The exhibition uses the work of Clyfford Still who was a famous abstract exhibitionist and his work is placed alongside slide photos he shot. The exhibition also features the work of five contemporary artists, including digital photographic paintings made by Danae Falliers, a Santa Fe based artist. Falliers starts her work with original landscape photos and then deconstructs and collages them digitally. In addition, she also uses digital tools to blur and blend colors and eliminate elements in order to come up with an image that evokes she felt when creating the piece originally.