YOUR EXHIBITION

TOUR DOGS

Welcome to another A LOOK AT article. In this series we examine YOUR work. This could be prints, zines, exhibitions, stamps, and whatever else you can imagine. Today we’re excited to be sharing a zine project with you: TOUR DOGS.

If you’re not familiar with TOUR DOGS, then you’re missing out. Trey Derbes releases zines featuring the work of a photographer that he admires, and he gives the zines out for free. Yes, you read that correctly: FREE

SHOOTOUT: May 2019 - TELL A STORY

Welcome to the YOUR EXHIBITION SHOOTOUT announcement for May 2019. This is a monthly series in which we encourage you to produce new images around a set theme, and you have the chance of receiving a zine from our collection.

The brief is dope too: TELL A STORY. Karl would like you to emulate what he does in 48 by posting an image or two that TELL A STORY. This brief could be interpreted in many ways, so we look forward to seeing what you come up with.

The Dark Chamber Stamps - Amy Paterson

In today’s A LOOK AT article, we’re featuring something a bit different. In this series so far, we have shown you dozens of great zines that we think you should pick up. You can learn about those zines here. Today we’re pleased to share with you Amy Paterson’s stamp brand: The Dark Chamber.

Back in November 2018, Amy announced that she was launching a brand for the film community which offered useful stamps. Ever since then, we’ve been itching to get our hands on them, and we’re happy to say that they’re even better than we imagined.

THE PASS IT ON PROJECT

Today we’re stoked to share with your one of our first COLLABORATION projects: THE PASS IT ON PROJECT. The motive behind this project is simple; to celebrate individuality whilst expressing the importance of collaboration and encouraging creators to hang other people’s work on their wall.

How does it work? We’re sending a 6x4 album around the world! Below you can see the simple steps to making this a success.

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Pretty neat, right? The four simples steps are:

  1. Take the duplicate print.

  2. Put in two identical 6x4 prints.

  3. Add your name to the index.

  4. Send it to another film photographer.

This is a simple project that anyone can get involved in, and we hope that YOU do!

The first person who will be contributing is Nicolás Hagen. We’re excited to see where it ends up, so if you get your hands on it, be sure to share it by using the #YOUREXHIBITION hashtag and tagging us (@YOUR_EXHIBITION) in your posts about it.

We want as many people to get involved in this project as possible, but there are limited numbers of spaces in this album. We might do more in future, but why wait? Why not send a friend a print for the sake of it? We’d love to see YOUR work on other people’s walls, so go on: send a friend a print.

If you don’t want to miss out on where this album is going, make sure you’re following us on Instagram here. Until then, happy shooting, printing and shipping!

SHOOTOUT: April 2019 - GET LOW

Welcome to the YOUR EXHIBITION SHOOTOUT announcement for April 2019. This is a monthly series in which we encourage you to produce new images around a set theme, and you have the chance of receiving a zine from our collection.

Now it’s time for the April SHOOTOUT, and it comes courtesy of Jason Brewer and he’s donated a very special zine: Oddments Volume Two. We absolutely love this zine. There’s a clear evolution from the first volume, and the imagery is beautifully diverse due to the sub-narratives. To learn more about this zine, check out the A LOOK AT article we published here; a great zine for anyone to pick up.

48 - KARL BAILEY

This zine joins a collection of travel-based zines, though it has the added quirk of being 48 images shot in 48 hours. I really enjoy it when an artist produces something under some form of creative limitation. In this case, I adore the selection of images Karl has opted to include. It makes me consider which images he might’ve excluded because of the self-inflicted constraints. It gives each image included an added weight.

SHOOTOUT: March 2019 - Happy Accidents

Now it’s time for March’s SHOOTOUT, and it’s a pretty awesome one! We’re stoked to have Jules Le Moal being the judge for this one, and he’s donated a very special zine: Useful Idiocy. If you’re fortunate enough to already have a copy of this zine, you’ll know how great it is. It’s certainly a wonderful zine to have in anyone’s collection.

SHOOTOUT: February 2019 - SURREALISM

This month’s theme is SURREALISM. This is deliberately quite a loose brief, so feel free to experiment. Steven liked the idea of ‘surrealism being the art of combining of dreams and reality’, and so interpret that how you’d like! Maybe you'll try cross processing, lens-whacking, shooting expired disposable cameras, or whatever else you can dream up. We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Oddments Volume Two - JASON BREWER

Let’s begin where I often do: the cover. As this is the first thing we see, I think a cover needs to be striking, and this emotive image certainly grasps the attention. Volume Two’s cover features an image of Jason’s Grandma’s hands. The image is contrasty, and the composition of the hand reaching up from the corner invites the reader to turn the page, but most importantly, it prompts questions. With questions comes the desire for answers, and, naturally, we open the zine to explore.

YOUR EXHIBITION's 2019 Goals

Before we get into what our 2019 GOALS are, we’d like to encourage you to check out the 2019 GOALS of all our members. We love the diverse family that we’re building here at YOUR EXHIBITION, and we love that the GOALS of our member reflect that diversity. Check out the 2019 GOALS series here

So 2018 saw the creation of YOUR EXHIBITION, and even though we achieved a lot, we’re hoping that 2019 is bigger and better.

There’s a number of things we’re intending to create this year:

The first is to continue producing the articles you love. We’re hoping to welcome more people into the YOUR EXHIBITION collective, and with that comes more GET TO KNOW ME articles. We also really enjoy being able to share new works with you through the form of A LOOK AT articles, so expect more of those. The WHAT I’M WORKING ON series also allows our members to share new experiments with you, so it’s only a matter of time until we see more of those too.

The next thing is bigger and better SHOOTOUTs. We’ve taken a break for January, whilst we work on a few details, but hopefully these will continue to grow with time. So far we’ve given out four zines, and we can’t wait to give out more! We’re also toying with doing other giveaways, so watch this space!

Next is more content through new mediums. I personally enjoy video media more, and so we’re exploring the option of doing that in the coming months. We might explore other forms like podcasts, but one thing at a time, right?

One of the most exciting things we’re aiming for this year is collaborative projects. Now we don’t want to spoil any surprises just yet, but we’re hoping to produce a body of work as a collective. Make sure you’re following us for more details.

Lastly, we’re hoping to continue to give back to the community. We love how you all engage with the SHOOTOUTs, but we’ve found many of you really enjoy the #YOUREXHIBITION feature sessions in our Instagram stories. We’ll be doing more of those, but we’re also working on doing other forms of showcasing your work. 

Now before we sign off, there’s a couple of non-goal things we’d like to ask for your engagement on:

  1. We’re always open to ideas. If there’s content you’d like to see us produce, then let us know. Either direct message us on Instagram, or send us a message through the Contact Us section here. Alternatively, let us know what your favourite content we’ve produced thus far is.

  2. If you’re excited for what we’re aiming to produce this year, then we’d love you to share that with your friends. We love the community we’re building together, and we’d love more people to be a part of it. 

We’ll be back to usual articles later this week. 

MJB

BLACK FRIDAY - Support the Film Community

Even though I’m sure your bank balances are a little lighter than there were at the start of this week, I’d love to encourage you to support the film community. I’m sure you’re all already looking at the likes of Analogue Wonderland, and other such analogue photography supply stores, but I want to highlight a few creators producing some awesome work that we think is worth investing in.

THANK YOU.

Today marks 6 months since we first launched the YOUR EXHIBITION website and Instagram page, and we’ve been so encouraged by how the film community has welcomed us that we wanted to take time to thank you. Thank you.

We’ve been really humbled by all the support: the liking the posts, reading the articles, following the collaborators we’ve worked with, purchasing their work, participating in the SHOOTOUTs and more - we really appreciate how you’ve embraced our vision of CREATION | COLLABORATION | EXHIBITION. It means so much to know that you’re enjoying what we’re trying to build here.

Now that we’ve expressed our gratitude, we would like to encourage you to continue to shoot film. We love seeing the new work your putting out; it’s the whole reason we’re doing this. Keep using the #YOUREXHIBITION hashtag, and continue tagging us in your images. We look forward to seeing more of your work.

If you’re looking for more inspiration, why not check out some of the articles we’ve already released?

If you’d like to find a new photographer to follow, check out the GET TO KNOW ME articles here.

If you’d like to find a zine worth buying or for inspiration, check out the A LOOK AT series here.

Lastly, if you’d like to learn about how you can contribute or feature here, check out this article.

Pyongyang - An Exhibition

Tension is palpable. Not one day goes by without the newspapers reporting the altercations between Kim Jong-Un and the American president. I thought the timing was ideal to take a week long vacation in Pyongyang. Driven by my curiosity, I wanted to try and see for myself what’s behind the curtain; it’s the human nature .