One Hour Photo: Jared Ragland, Sam D. Rivers, Carly Gaebe, F. Lennox Campello, Michael Vincent Manalo

May 22nd, 2010

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One Hour Photo
May 8-June 6, 2010
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington D.C.
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tue-Sun

Larissa Leclair has teamed up with One Hour Photo to feature photographers from this exhibition. Read the initial post here. Today’s photographers are Jared Ragland, Sam D. Rivers, Carly Gaebe, F. Lennox Campello, and Michael Vincent Manalo.


11-noon: Jared Ragland

 

Describe the photograph selected for One Hour Photo in three words:
Angel of Grief

How does one go about selecting a photograph that is good enough for an exhibition but that can never be seen again?
That the image would be projected and never seen again distinctly led to the choosing of this specific picture, one that could conceptually address the idea of transience and make for a unique visual experience. Then one hopes for those other inexpressible, uncontrollable qualities to find their way in somehow, so that fate and beauty and story can give the work life. This photograph was made in a New Orleans cemetery, and on the very day it will be shown and consequently disappear forever, May 22, I will be in New Orleans to attend a memorial celebration of an artist who very much lived a life continually in search of the ineffable. He has been a great inspiration to me for many years, and how fitting it is that this image will flicker and fade as a tribute to a life that ended much too early.

What are your thoughts on letting go of this image?
Grief and despair are meant to be let go.

Website: www.jaredragland.com


12-1pm: Sam D. Rivers

Describe the photograph selected for One Hour Photo in three words:
Temporal, Instant, ironic

How does one go about selecting a photograph that is good enough for an exhibition but that can never be seen again?
In my process I decided to use a photograph from one of my side series that would be able to hold its own as a conceptual piece, something I would not have to be regretful for leaving behind in the dust of the past.

What are your thoughts on letting go of this image?
Letting go of this image is a metaphor for life and memory and the way that we perceive it. In the image a man is gambling on horses and that in and of itself is very much a metaphor of the temporal nature of the work and the way it is being presented.

Website: http://www.samdrivers.com


1-2pm: Carly Gaebe

Describe the photograph selected for One Hour Photo in three words:
Consistent, familial, adaptation.

How does one go about selecting a photograph that is good enough for an exhibition but that can never be seen again?
I chose this photograph because it represents some of the things that are closest to me — family, temporality, emotion through an aesthetic experience, and the ability to remember and realize that with every remembrance the memory changes. These characteristics are possible in many images – and will exist after this particular image is gone.

What are your thoughts on letting go of this image?
It will still exist in my memory.

Website:  www.carlygaebe.com


2-3pm: F. Lennox Campello

Describe the photograph selected for One Hour Photo in three words:
Courage, Time, Age

How does one go about selecting a photograph that is good enough for an exhibition but that can never be seen again?
Just like the idea of the show, it is a very novel experience, one that I hope all artists take seriously. The photograph ceases to be a permanent record and becomes a fleeting reminder of the second that it caught on film.

What are your thoughts on letting go of this image?
Very similar to letting go of my mother when her time arrives to depart this life. But in a quantum physics way, both her and the photograph live in endless versions in an infinite number of Universes.

Website/Blog:  http://dcartnews.blogspot.com


3-4pm: Michael Vincent Manalo

Describe the photograph selected for One Hour Photo in three words:
Nostalgic, Memorable, Sentimental

How does one go about selecting a photograph that is good enough for an exhibition but that can never be seen again?
The process is not that easy. First you have to choose images that you deem fit for the exhibit, and then you’d have to reflect on the feelings and the atmosphere that these photos yield and once you’ve collected these, the difficult part begins: choosing the best photo. Now, it takes a lot of courage to surrender the chosen image but doing this won’t be in vain, since it will serve a huge purpose in the project. May it have a lot of viewers or not, it would still be a part of the memory of those who have seen it.

What are your thoughts on letting go of this image?
It was difficult to surrender this image but I believe that it is worth it. Now that image is part of my memory and will be within me for a long time.

Website: http://www.wix.com/theflickerees/michaelVmanalo



 

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