I have not had many opportunities to stand in front of an audience and talk about my photography. This year, it was something I wanted to change. I wanted to look for more opportunities, which would allow me share my experiences and to present different series of images I have create or about my photography in general. So when a good friend and fellow photographer; Mike Lewis forwarded me an e-mail to submit my work to the OPEN SHOW, I didn’t shy away from the opportunity.
A little about OPEN SHOW….
OUR MISSION & PHILOSOPHY
Open Show focuses on locally organized events that create a powerful feedback loop between the public, partner organizations and creators (photographers, filmmakers and multimedia producers).
A few points that guide our organization on both the local and global level:
Get great work seen.
Great projects shouldn’t be hidden in shoeboxes or buried online. We create live forums to bring context to compelling work, connect audiences and spark professional opportunities.
We give the public a rare chance to talk directly with creators. Our low-barrier and free shows allow anyone to ask about a project’s technical process, hear amazing backstories and more.
Conversation creates community.
Open Show is a social umbrella, connecting diverse organizations and individuals through rotating venues. We shape unique experiences that foster visual literacy and action on social issues.
Learning at every level.
Visual storytellers from students to seasoned professionals gain valuable presentation experience and practical feedback to sharpen their craft and project vision.
Appreciation leads to support.
A public invested in creative and documentary work encourages demand, which in turn creates professional opportunities and more powerful work.
I’m honored to be presenting at this years OPEN SHOW at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in San Diego, which is found in Balboa Park. I’ll have the opportunity to discuss my thesis project, Edible Truths along with a handful of other images, like me Surf Plastic series from last year and some personal work, like me ongoing Sentinels project. The show will be on Thursday, May 3rd from 6:00 – 9:00 PM in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater.
I’m looking forward to this opportunity and hope other which present themselves and for those that I seek out.