6x6 is designed to allow an encompassing story to be told with six photographs. Six images by six photographers from the Society - sold as an endorsed limited edition set of images. The 6x6 book comprises six individual books each containing six photographs, dedicated to a chosen photographer. Each book contains the respective photographer's personally written overview along with comments solicited from a panel of Guest Judges and Society Members who cumulatively voted the work as the best out of all participating Members.
The book launch and exhibition is planned to occur on 31 January 2008 at the Rooke Gallery from where the exhibition is planned to travel to the United States and Europe. All original works that appear in 6x6 will be placed on sale in strictly limited editions of six.
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The Guest Judges involved in selecting the chosen
6x6 photographers include:
Roger Ballen was born in New York City in 1950 and lives in Johannesburg South Africa. Beginning by documenting the small villages of rural South Africa, Ballen's photography moved on in the late 1980's and early 1990's to their inhabitants, and progressed from a category of documentary photography into the realms of fiction. Ballen's latest book Shadow Chamber focuses on the interactions between the people, animals, and or objects that inhabit Ballen's unique image space. Ballen's work currently forms part of over 25 museum collections and has exhibited across the globe in over 100 solo and group exhibitions. More
SHEYI ANTONY BANKALE
Sheyi is the co-founder of NextLevel Magazine, an independent art, photography and issues publication launched in March 2002 at the ICA in London. Each issue of NextLevel is centred around a theme, which is then explored by new and established artists and writers. More
Dana Faconti was born in New York City and studied photography and graphic design at Parsons School of Design where she received her BFA in 1998. In 1999 she began working with Blind Spot Magazine where today she is the Editor and Publisher, as well as the Executive Director of Photo-Based Art, the non-profit publisher of the journal. She has presided over the design, production, and publication of several highly acclaimed book projects including: Chronologies by Richard Misrach, Wave Music by Clifford Ross, Guest by Christopher Bucklow, and Yours in Food by John Baldessari. She has also worked at Aperture Foundation and with the Time Life Picture Collection. More
Michael Foley opened Foley Gallery (Chelsea, NY) in the fall of 2004 after 15 years of working with notable photography galleries including Fraenkel Gallery, Howard Greenberg Gallery and Yancey Richardson Gallery. Michael is on the faculty of Parsons School of Design and the School of Visual Arts where he teaches and lectures on issues in contemporary photography. With several published books to their credit, the Foley Gallery specializes in the representation of contemporary artists who work with photography, painting, sculpture and works on paper. More
Jason Fulford is a photographer, designer and curator. Fulford is also a contributing editor to Blind Spot Magazine and has lectured at Mass Art, Cranbrook Academy of Art, SVA, Wesleyan University, Corcoran College of Art, and P.S.1. His photographs have been featured in Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, Time, and on book jackets for Don Delillo, John Updike, Bertrand Russell, Terry Eagleton, Ernest Hemingway and Richard Ford. In 2000 he co-founded the non-profit publishing company J&L Books with artist Leanne Shapton. Jason's monographs include Sunbird (J&L, 2000), Crushed (J&L, 2003) and Raising Frogs for $$$ (The Ice Plant, 2006). More
Clare is the curator of The Photographers' Gallery in London. The Photographers' Gallery is one of the United Kingdom's primary venues for photography and one of London's most popular public galleries with over half a million people visiting the exhibition space annually. Established in 1971, the Gallery was the United Kingdom's first independent photographic gallery More.
Dr. Matthias Harder has been working as a curator at the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin since 2004. The exhibitions Us and Them, Sex and Landscapes, Helmut Newton's Private Property, A gun for hire, Yellow Press, Playboy Projections, Veruschka Self-Portraits, Newton Nachtwey LaChapelle: Men, War and Peace and WANTED: Helmut Newton, Larry Clark & Ralph Gibson have been presented over the course his tenure.
He has also been teaching at the Free University of Berlin since 2002. Prior to his current position, he was the director of the Kunstverein Glückstadt for two years and a guest curator at the Fotomuseum in the Münchner Stadtmuseum for three years, where he curated the retrospectives of Herbert List and Stefan Moses, among other projects. As a freelance curator, he has organized numerous exhibitions of contemporary art and photography throughout the world since 1995.
Born in Kiel in 1965, Matthias Harder studied Art History, Classical Archaeology and Philosophy in Kiel and Berlin. He is a member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie and a board member of the Berlin Photography Festival. He publishes regularly in respected international magazines, such as Art in America, and has written numerous articles for books and exhibition catalogues.
Darius Himes is editor of Photo-eye, a quarterly magazine devoted to photography books, and a founding member of Radius Books, a company that publishes books on the visual arts. He is a lecturer, educator and writer, having contributed to American Photo, Blind Spot and BOMB. Himes is also an adjunct professor of photographic arts at the College of Santa Fe. He earned his BFA in Photography from Arizona State University, Tempe, and a Master of Arts in Liberal Arts from St. John's College, Santa Fe campus, and actively pursues his own photographic image making. More
Kristen is the Associate Curator at the International Center of Photography in New York. Founded in 1974, the International Center of Photography (ICP) is both a museum and one of the largest schools of photography in the world. ICP's mission is to present photography's vital and central place in contemporary culture, and to lead in interpretation of issues central to its development. More
Stephen Shore (born 1947 in New York City) is an American photographer known for his pioneering use of colour in art photography. His career began at the early age of fourteen, when he presented his photographs to Edward Steichen, then curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Recognizing Shore's talent, Steichen bought three of his works. At age seventeen, Shore met Andy Warhol and began to frequent Warhol's studio, the Factory, photographing Warhol and the creative people that surrounded him. In 1971, at the age of 24, Shore became the second living photographer to have a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
In 1972, he made the journey from Manhattan to Amarillo, Texas that provoked his interest in colour photography. Viewing the streets and towns he passed through, he conceived the idea to photograph them in colour, first using 35mm and then an 8x10" view camera. His book, Uncommon Places was a bible for the new colour photographers because, alongside William Eggleston, his work proved that a colour photograph, like a painting or even a black and white photograph, could be considered a work of art. Many artists, including Nan Goldin, Andreas Gursky, Martin Parr, Joel Sternfeld , and Thomas Struth, have acknowledged his influence on their work. Currently, Shore is the director of the photography department at Bard College, a position he has held since 1982.
He is represented by 303 Gallery in New York; Sprüth Magers in Cologne, Munich, and London; and Rodolphe Janssen in Brussels.