Mobile Works & With/Out

A new perspective on today's photography at the Workhouse Arts Center.

A new perspective on today’s photography

Two new photography exhibitions are currently on display in the McGuireWoods Gallery at the Workhouse Arts Center. These exhibitions not only challenge one’s views on photography, but also the true meaning of art itself. Mobile Works is a collection of photographs taken with deliberate thought and intent like a traditional photographer, only on a cell phone. With/Out is a selection of photographs from Untitled Cereal, an online photography publication which promotes student photography from around the globe.

Mobile Works changes the perspective on traditional methods of photography. With apps like Instagram available on smartphones and high level technological advancements of cellphone cameras, the modern photographer is being challenged by the increasingly closing gap with high tech digital cameras. It seems that suddenly everyone has become a photographer. The Workhouse Arts Center invites its visitors to participate in the exhibition by submitting photographs taken of the Workhouse campus on their cellphones. These photographs will be on display during Escape to Black Friday at the Workhouse on November 23.

The photographs displayed in With/Out are pigment-printed on removable adhesive fabric, creating a contemporary look and seamless feel for the exhibition’s collection. The photographs are all recent works of student photographers and artists, each from different geographical locations. Not only is there a large range of subject matter within the body of  work, the pieces also differ technically and conceptually. With/Out is co-curated by Adam Jacono, founder of Untitled Cereal and assistant photography professor at Cecil College, and Amy Lust, curator at the Workhouse Arts Center.

Both Mobile Works and With/Out coincide with DC Fotoweek 2012, a week-long celebration of photography from around the world.


Stop by and visit us! 

The Workhouse is open Wednesday – Saturday from 11am – 7pm and Sundays from 12 – 5pm.  The Workhouse Prison Museum is open Wednesday – Friday from 12 – 3pm and Saturday – Sunday from 12 – 4pm.  Visit www.WorkhouseArts.org for more information, to purchase tickets or to register for classes.

Camela Speer

Director of Marketing

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