Selections from the FlakPhoto Archive
Flak Photo's 100 Portraits at the Corcoran Gallery of Art
Produced by Andy Adams and Larissa Leclair
As an added fine art component to the NightGallery projections, this screening features 100 dynamic portraits from an exciting group of contemporary photographers in all stages of their careers, each selected from the digital archive on FlakPhoto.com. Our decision to highlight work from this website celebrates the role that a thriving online photography community plays in the discovery and dissemination of work produced by significant artists in the Internet Era. Contemporary photo culture is marked by a continuous flow of images online, and our aim is to take a moment to recognize some of the noteworthy photographs published in this ever-expanding archive over the past four years. In this context, projected several times larger than life, these portraits look back at us and embody a louder voice in the discourse of the gaze.
"For the past four years I've been publishing FlakPhoto.com, a website that promotes contemporary photography from an international community of artists. This fall I partnered with curator and Indie Photobook Library creator Larissa Leclair to produce a FotoWeek DC festival projection drawn from Flak Photo's gallery archive. The exhibition features 100 dynamic portraits from an exciting group of photographers in all stages of their careers and celebrates the role that a thriving online photo community plays in the discovery of artists in the Internet Era."