Monday, December 29, 2008
I'm almost finished with the essay+photo I'm going to submit to the CLICK! exhibit contest. Very fun that the Smithsonian has invited regular folks to have a go at being featured. The Smithsonian, after all, is venerable, distinguished. Everyone knows you have to be Very Important, Very Established, if you want Smithsonian curators to take you seriously. They are very fussy about what they exhibit, as they probably should be.
But this year, CLICK! is inviting anyone who wants to participate - well, at least to submit entries. It's so modern for the Smithsonian. I'm impressed.
Pictures being (as they are) worth a thousand words, it's an interesting challenge to figure out how to explain what it is that photography makes possible without going on and on and on. And on. The writing as well as the process of choosing which image I want to submit has been lots of fun. Illuminating, too as I watch myself trying to decide what Smithsonian curators would like rather than scanning my pics for an image that makes sense to me. As if I could intuit the inner machinations of Smithsonian curatorial thinking.
For heaven's sake.