Rock Paper Scissors and a Three-Armed Shovel
Curated by Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. and Devin N. Morris
Opening reception: June 16, 2017 | 6-8 pm
Fair dates: June 17-18 | 12 – 6 pm
Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York presents the 7th annual Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair. Curated by Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. and Devin N. Morris, this year’s fair titled Rock Paper Scissors and a Three-Armed Shovel elaborates on the ways in which photography and self-publishing have been used as tools in the reconceptualization of wealth, value, access, and communication. Rock Paper Scissors and a Three-Armed Shovel centralizes on how image and text are disseminated in social, personal, and communal contexts.
Installations will include works by Kearra Amaya Gopee, Kalen Na’il Roach, E. Jane, Sue Jeong Ka, a selection of texts by Black women authors curated by The Free Black Women’s Library, found and commissioned graphic t-shirts that emphasize visual and cultural literacy, and multiple photo bins consisting of submitted photographs. On the closing day of the fair, Marcelo Yáñez of Picture Newspaper will lead a zine-making workshop that will primarily make use of the anonymously submitted photographs.
3 DOT ZINE, Andile Buka, Andre Nguyen, Anthony Cudahy, Antonio Bever, BMore Youth Art, Black Boy Feelings, Blkgrlswurld Zine, Codify Art, Cósmica, CRWN, Diamond Dixon, Endless Editions, Flat Fix, Freddie Rankin, Hideko Ono, Hycide Magazine -Akintola Hanif, Juan Madrid, Kalen Na’il Roach, Keiff Jones w/ Shaquille Smith, Laundry Service x Tyler Mitchell, Laurent Chevalier, Luz Magdaleno, Maga Books, Martha’s Quarterly, Mathew Brown, Micah E. Wood, Motohiro Takeda, Nicole Rosenthal, Nydia Blas, Open Projects Press, Papersafe, Passenger Pigeon Press, Philadelphia Printworks, PJ Gubatina Policarpio, Rafia’s World, Sanne Vils Axelson, Sam Margevicius, Sayo Nagase, Slow Youth, Soft City, Stephanie Segura, Stephen Hilger, T-N-T: Antonio Bever & Taylor Engel, and Tammy Nguyen
Photo Albums & Found Images Workshop
with Marcelo Yáñez of Picture Newspaper and Devin N. Morris of 3 Dot Zine
Sunday, June 17, 2017
Workshop 1: 2:00 pm
Workshop 2: 4:00 pm
In these two workshops we will utilize anonymously submitted photographs to make small zines with a resulting anonymous vernacular. The images will be repurposed, manipulated, and placed under new context. The point is to think of the image in terms of its movement and the way sequencing and chance shift meaning beyond its original towards a new. Looking and working with found images is an exercise into our own desires and imagination when interpreting a photograph. Transcending time and space, the anonymous photograph provides a portal into past and future lives and narratives — a glimpse into spaces and gestures personal, intimate, and performative in a way where the photographic is inseparable from the social. The zines will remain in the Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York library.
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