Monday, December 29, 2008

CLICK!



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.

16 comments:

Adrianne said...

That sounds like a neat contest. Wouldn't it be something if you won?

deborah said...

fantastic

a reflection photo of the capitol
especially if it is in the window of CIA vehicle would be amazingly compelling I think

and every one of your photos
brings DC clearly into some
unusual view for me

the river and neighborhoods
the signs and windows
the trees and clouds

in my book, you've already won
any photo contest into which you
submit a click

love you so much,

ArtSparker said...

Exciting, and a new thing to try. I would hope they feature a number of entries. When will you hear?

Steve said...

Wow, what a great contest! I'm pulling for you, no matter which photo you choose. :)

willow said...

Hey, good luck on the contest! You are an old pro at the essay + photo thing! I've got my fingers crossed. They're going to love you!!

tut-tut said...

I would be very surprised if you were NOT chosen. I hope there is a catalog of the exhibit. Let me know!

Merle Sneed said...

I'll make some calls. Good luck!!

Reya Mellicker said...

Thanks, merle!

Val said...

this one is made for you - you go Reya!!! good luck :-)

Janelle said...

GOOD LUCK ON THE COMPETITION!!! visualizing no.1 is you. yes yes yes! LOVE the pic today..the one which looks like LARGE snow drops...beautiful...good luck reya! xxx j

Effie said...

Thanks for the post, Reya! We need many people like you submitting stories.

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Glamour Girl said...

I love the second picture ;-)

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black hOle said...

Superbe cette foto!!
Bravo

KD said...

super