Currently running at the New Hope Arts Center through July 19, “Exposure” is the venue’s first juried photographic exhibition.
But what’s really interesting is that the audience also serves as jury, with visitors voting in the exhibit’s People’s Choice Awards to select the top ten entries that will continue to exhibit in the gallery during the New Hope Film Festival in late July and early August.
Photos on display ran the gamut of subject matter, with a heavy emphasis on landscape, architecture and nature, and some figure and portrait work, along with a sizable representation of black and white photography. Groupings made sense, and lighting was a little weird, as was the proportion of photo sizes to room dimensions. But the net effect was an airy, uncluttered space that served as an apropos backdrop for the work, which was high-quality.
Not to be left out of the action, New Hope Arts Center has also named a judge for the show, New Jersey-based photographer Kimberly Witham, whose work “investigates intersections between the human and natural worlds,” according to the promotional literature. Her work has been featured in Color, PHOTO+, BLOW, and Wired, and has been used as cover illustration for books in the U.S. and France.
Gallery hours for the exhibition are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, noon until 5 p.m.
New Hope Arts Center is located at 2 Stockton Ave., second floor; (215) 862-9606.