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    Re: What is the best approach to getting your work seen

    Do a project that is thematic and get it published. You are far more likely at the beginning of your career to get a thematic project published and shown than a collection of your "Art" photography. Hence I did the projects on Chaco Canyon and historic New Mexico churches and had numerous publications, books and exhibits. Those projects still have legs today. Thematic projects can reach broader audiences than just the art crowd so they are more attractive to magazines museums etc.
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    Re: What is the best approach to getting your work seen

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Gittings View Post
    You are far more likely at the beginning of your career to get a thematic project published and shown than a collection of your "Art" photography. Hence I did the projects on Chaco Canyon and historic New Mexico churches and had numerous publications, books and exhibits.
    I'm surprised to see art projects contrasted with thematic ones. By thematic are you talking about projects with a documentary bent?

    Most of the art projects I see could be described thematically.

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    Re: What is the best approach to getting your work seen

    Apologies if you've already seen this, but this is certainly a novel approach that you may want to consider:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/...JaP_story.html

    Leo

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    Re: What is the best approach to getting your work seen

    Quote Originally Posted by paulr View Post
    I'm surprised to see art projects contrasted with thematic ones. By thematic are you talking about projects with a documentary bent?

    Most of the art projects I see could be described thematically.
    Maybe I wasn't clear. I'm not contrasting art vs. thematic-that would make no sense in photography especially. I am saying that a thematically based group of images-again take my Chaco portfolio (my most successful art project)-has the potential of reaching various audiences and is very attractive to periodicals and museums etc. because of that. Quality of course is a given in this discussion. This as opposed to a random group of great images.

    It was really 2005 after showing since 1972, that I was able to get museum shows that were random collections of my best work as opposed to more thematic groups. The details of my experience are not important but the theme is. Thematic exhibits are easier to get shown.
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    Re: What is the best approach to getting your work seen

    Try and get yourself the heck out of Brisbane...

    And if you can find your way here:

    I have heard, not personally, but from hearsay, that you could stand, a pretty good chance of being seen, and having your work viewed by literally thousands of people every day...

    I think the location is in Ohio; Columbus some say is the city.

    The location for best exposure and viewing is supposedly at the Hudson Street ramp, off northbound I-71 in Columbus.

    Lest you think this is improbable and not doable, there has been a fair amount of reportage about being exposed here, and there is definitely one other person who can attest to having a fair amount of success showing off his wares at this location...

    Ted Williams...

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    Re: What is the best approach to getting your work seen

    Quote Originally Posted by 36cm2 View Post
    Apologies if you've already seen this, but this is certainly a novel approach that you may want to consider:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/...JaP_story.html

    Leo
    These things have been going on for decades. Note the reference to a 1971 event in this story about a 2011 recreation of the event:

    http://hubbub.wbur.org/2011/06/15/mfa-bathroom-exhibit

    Fun and relatively harmless.
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