We Are All Photographers Now

March 5, 2007 at 2:38 pm 3 comments

Last week I found a post about an art project in Lausanne, Switzerland. The exhibition is titled “We Are All Photographers Now” and it’s being held at the musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne. The exhibition is about the rapid mutation of amateur photography in the digital age and displays photos from around the world. Anyone can submit an entry via their web site which is here.

When an entry is submitted, you receive an email from the museum containing the following message…….

Thank you for uploading your picture. You are the xxxxth contributor to upload a photo to our servers! It will be shown in the galleries of the Musée de l’Elysée during the exhibition “All photographers now”.
Once the exhibition starts, we will photograph all the images. If yours is being shown, you will receive an e-mail with a picture showing how your image was exhibited.

In my case I was the 18,161th contributor.

As I understand it, they will randomly choose 100 photographs a week. These pictures will then be printed and shown as such for a full week before being replaced by the selection from the following week, and be subsequently archived in the permanent collection of the Musée de l’Elysée. All other photos will be selected at some point and will be displayed using projection or other means.

I sent two photos last week and today I received an email containing the following message…….

Your image was shown in the Musee de l’Elysee’s exhibit ‘We are all photographers now!’ in the last few days. Enclosed you will find an installation view of your image that shows it in the wall.

The visitors to the exhibit are fascinated by all the different photographs that are being shown from participants like you from all over the world. Thank you again for participating and please feel free to upload more images to the site

Here’s the image I submitted …..

and here is the installation photo ………….

I know it’s a random selection process but hey, I’m still proud of it being there.

Entry filed under: Alan's Blog, Art, Blog, Canon, Musée de l'Elysée, Photography, Random, Technology, Uncategorized, Website.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jen  |  March 12, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    You should be proud! Congratulations!
    Jen

    Reply
  • 2. Fran  |  March 15, 2007 at 4:50 pm

    Congrats Alan ! That is so very cool and interesting too.
    What a wonderful way to share photographs with the world !
    your FlickR friend
    iam4ranny

    Reply
  • 3. Alan Bell  |  March 17, 2007 at 4:15 pm

    Thanks all, I just received an email from the museum saying they used three more of my images. Totally random but cool none the less.

    Reply

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