BAYarts to host Cleveland Photo Fest
Founded in 1978, the Cleveland Photo Fest seeks to promote worldwide Unity Through Photography, with the intent of involving and exhibiting photographers worldwide. The last time BAYarts hosted Cleveland Photo Fest, the international photo exchange featured artists from India.
This year, the juried exchange is with Australia. Centering on the classic theme of Mirrors and Windows, each photograph is either a window through which you see the world, or a reflection of yourself and your own perspective of the world.
Photographer Minor White championed and taught this theory in the 1950s and '60s and the phrase was made popular by John Szarkowski of the Museum of Modern Art NYC who, in 1978, displayed a seminal (and one of the earliest major) photography exhibition of the same name. White was a friend and advocate of famous photographer Alfred Stieglitz and adopted much of Stieglitz’s theory of "equivalence," where the image stands for something other than the subject matter.
The exhibiton will open in the Playhouse Project Gallery at BAYarts – named for its experimental and DIY exhibitions – beginning Aug. 17 with a closing reception on Sept. 16.
Karen Petkovic is BAYarts Artistic Director