New Photo Exhibit Celebrates Photoshop

Jean-Marie Vives

Come to the The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles from now till May 28, 2012 to see Digital Darkroom, a brand new exhibit that explores that important intersection between art and technology. Featuring the works of many photographers we’ve featured right here on My Modern Met, like Pierre Beteille, Jerry Uelsmann and Brooke Shaden, Digital Darkroom shines a spotlight on those who’ve made the courageous jump from photographer to digital artist, the ones who’ve manipulated their photos in such a way that they’ve created something unique and otherworldly.

Here’s what the LA Times had to say about it:

“All the artists but one have used Photoshop and digital to bring their imagination to life. These days most people know Photoshop as it is used everywhere. Most people are aware of its power, and most people have no idea how to really use it. These masters, however, use Photoshop as a painter would use a brush or a sculptor the clay to bring forth the imagination they possess. The painstaking details they craft into each of their pieces is undeniable. Imagine the process for a moment: conceptualizing, making or collecting layers and layers for the final piece, and successfully bringing it all together seamlessly. These featured artists have each meticulously woven together a vision of tremendous whimsy and awe. This is not an easy feat.”

Expect to see 80 images from 17 talented artists. This exhibition also includes a 25-minute film featuring interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of select photographers discussing their craft, their objectives and image-making in the 21st century. (Must check this out.)

Pierre Beteille

Jerry Uelsmann

Maggie Taylor

Stanley Smith

Brooke Shaden

Mike Pucher

Martine Roch

Jean-Francois Rauzier

Claudia Kunin

Ted Grudowski

Annenberg Space for Photography website

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