In fewer than two weeks, Jacksonville, FL, will host it’s inaugural 2-day photography festival, PHOTOJAX 2011. According to the festival’s website: "PHOTOJAX 2011 offers a diversity of photography related exhibitions, artist receptions, portfolio reviews, and a community cell phone image projection exhibit hosted by various venues throughout Jacksonville. PHOTOJAX is a not-for-profit organization coordinated by a group of dedicated volunteers in conjunction with the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of The University of North Florida. The festival brings together photographers, photography enthusiasts, collectors, educators, galleries, museums and the general public to explore all aspects of the medium by answering this yearâ€™s thematic question: ‘What is Photography?’"
In collaboration with the PHOTOJAX photography festival, Alexander Diaz curated "No Place in Particular: Images of the American Landscape." The photography exhibition investigates the visual, societal, and ecological consequences of postwar development, and it is a component of the museumâ€™s celebration of photography this fall. Opening today, September, 7, at the UNF Gallery at The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA), the exhibit features artists including Jeff Rich, Jeremiah Ariaz, Bryon Darby, Matt Siber, Steven B. Smith, Amy Stein, Michael Vahrenwald, and Scott Wheeler.
The show will be open from September 7 â€” November 6, 2011.
The UNF Gallery at MOCA is located at 333 North Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL, 32202. Here’s a link to Google Maps for directions.
For more information about Jeff Rich’s upcoming shows, please visit his blog: Shot or Taken.
Apart from curating "No Place in Particular: Images of the American Landscape," Alexander Diaz will also being showing photographs in the group show "What is Photography?" during PHOTOJAX. "What is Photography?" is at the Southlight Gallery and features the following artists: Alexander Diaz, Doug Eng, Dominick Martorelli, Michael Dunlap, Anna Tomczak, Jane Shirek, Gary Mcelwee, Paul Karabinis, Craig Monroe, and Chris W. Luhar-Trice.
Artists’ reception: September 7, 2011, 5â€”9pm
The Southlight Gallery is located at 6 East Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL, 32202. Here’s a link to Google Maps for directions.
"The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, â€” all in one." â€” John Ruskin