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Margie Hurwich
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/16/2005
 

Artist Statement


Within the next month some of my work will be shown in a local gallery. The gallery owner has asked that I provide an artists' statement. As this is my first showing, I am unsure of what information should be in the statement. Does anyone have any recommendations or advice? Thanks.


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2/9/2006 8:10:49 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/16/2005
  Anyone?


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2/10/2006 6:06:04 AM

 
Joanna Pecha
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/5/2003
  I had the same question a few years back. Go to www.google.com, search "artists statements"
A wealth of help!
Good luck, Joanna


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2/10/2006 11:12:54 AM

 
John G. Clifford Jr
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/18/2005
  What people want to see is a brief biography of you, and then some discussion of what motivated you to become a photographer, and what is your reasoning behind your choice of subjects and composition.

For instance, if I were displaying some of my panoramas, I'd explain how the panoramic format has always fascinated me, how I like to present an image that reflects the true scope of one's vision at a particular time and place instead of compressing it to a limiting rectangle, and why I choose to shoot multiple-image panoramas to get as much image detail as I can in order to delight the eye.

Why did you get into photography? Why did you take the pictures you did? Why did you choose a particular subject, or genre, or style?


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2/10/2006 12:06:55 PM

 

BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/28/2003
  As an artist, you can 'say' anything you want.

I would probably try to think of a word, or just put a photo in the place where it says, "artists statement". I could think of a few photos I have that would make a statement I would want to make.

Unless they have rules about what the statement has to be, be creative and do something unusual. Trust me, they are used to it.


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2/10/2006 12:07:16 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/16/2005
  Wow...tough question...not sure why I decided to take up photography. Like the fact that anything can be in the statement. This will be one of the hardest things to write. Thanks for your comments!


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2/10/2006 7:18:15 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
gregorylagrange.org
  Never seen the becoming one with the subject, not just looking thru a camera but looking into a person's soul, finding extraordinary out of the ordinary, yada yada yada...?
Just look at a wedding photo site.


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2/10/2006 8:36:57 PM

 
Charlene Bayerle
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/9/2003
PictureThisbyChar.com
  Congratulations Margie on getting your photos in a gallery!!!!!
Which gallery is it...I'd love to see it if in the area of where we live.
Charlene


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2/11/2006 7:04:56 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/16/2005
  Thanks so much, Charlene! It will be at Art Expressions which is on Washington Street between Rt 45 and Almond Road, near the Woodland Middle School. Are you familiar with that area of Gurnee? Art Expressions provides all of the art work for Abbott.


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2/11/2006 7:50:44 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
gregorylagrange.org
  "
While learning the wonderful art or photography, I have discovered that many emotions hide within each photo."

Sound familiar





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2/11/2006 8:22:44 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/16/2005
  Is that too corny? I title many of my shots with emotions.


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2/11/2006 9:17:01 AM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  hey margie,
i looked at your gallery.
and from my read?
on the road to photography,i came down my road,and I tried to capture it.yet fleeting and elusive I took my shot-and in my photographs...i hope I have captured that.


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2/11/2006 8:34:30 PM

 
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