Thursday, November 4, 2010

Picturing Maricopa 2010

Exhibit selection by Curatorial Advisory Committee

Exhibit selection by Curatorial Advisory Committee

Exhibit selection by Curatorial Advisory Committee

This years Picturing Maricopa Project 2010 funded by the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has come to a conclusion. This years project came to fruition with a free exhibit at the Burton Barr Library in downtown Phoenix. The exhibition will tour the Valley over the next year. If you have time please check it out. Here is a link the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

"The Piper Trust has selected human services for the 2010 project that provide crisis care for vulnerable populations including respite care for families and caregivers".

The nonprofit I worked on was The Centers for Habilitation in Tempe For the exhibition I had to create an artist statement. This was my lede.

I was once told that the meaning of life is loving, caring, and sharing. I try to live up to these standards but so often I'm humbled by people who truly live their lives through these powerful words. This was the case at TCH.

I know by speaking to the photographers we all worked very hard in challenging conditions both physically and mentally. Some of the narratives are difficult subjects to photograph. The human condition can be sad one minute and rewarding the next. For more information about the photographers and the nonprofits we helped go to http://www.pipertrust.orgpicturingmaricopa2010.html

The Picturing Maricopa project aids nonprofit organization who traditionally don’t have money budgeted to hire commercial photographers. Through the financial support of the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust the 15 non-profits organizations will reap the benefit that 15 professional photographers can provide. It’s our goal as professionals to help them communicate who they are and how they serve our communities.

The exhibit is a mix of photographs ranging in size from 8 X 10 to 30 X 40. All 15 photographers are represented in the show. We all have at least 2 prints some have up to 4 or five depending on themes.

Oct. 26 to Dec. 6, 2010
 Burton Barr Central Library 
1221 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ. 
2nd Floor Reading Room

This years Curatorial Advisory Committee who selected the 15 photographer’s and final print exhibition are:

Rebecca Senf
 / Assistant Curator 
Center for Creative Photography at University of Arizona 
and Phoenix Museum of Art

Elizabeth (Betsy) Schneider
 / Assistant Professor of Photography
 ASU Herberger Institute School of Art

Eddie Shea 
/ Graphic Designer

A huge thank you goes out to the fine people at the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, the Curatorial Advisory Committee and to Dawn Hocking who gave me incredible access at The Centers for Habilitation.


Heidi Huber said...

wow. NICE work Brad!

deannadent said...

These are nice Brad, I love seeing your work. The first one is my favorite