Snow

Run: September 9 – September 26

This is an exhibition of digital photographs taken by Beaver students, faculty, and staff in response to last winter’s phenomena of snow.

After the effects of New England’s major snow storms, people were inspired to take and share digital images of their surroundings. Shortly after the ice melted, Ms. Patel and Olumide Lucas ’13 asked the question, “What would a collection of these snow photos look like printed and installed in the Lincoln Gallery?” From there, the Beaver community was asked to digitally submit photos (many from smartphones) of “snow”.

As the photos were collected and printed, Olumide began to see interesting connections and a set of themes. The idea materialized into an exhibition now in the gallery. This process generated new questions to think about, such as:

  • Why print digital images on paper and share them? What experiences will this create for people? Why not just send a link to a site like Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.?
  • How does “re-formatting” these digital images into a context of a gallery space change them? How does it change the people who took them?
  • Do you share images with others everyday? How do you decide what to share, or is it something you just do?

Ideas? Please leave a comment below.

Enjoy the “snow.”

The gallery is open to the public Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

28 Responses to Snow

  1. Sam Bortman September 11, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    I share photos because it gives people a chance to connect. People bond when you share part of your identity with them. Through photos, people are able to further connect and understand each other.

  2. noah September 11, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    Why not just send a link to a site like Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.?
    I think that its different when you look at something that is truly infront of you and not on a screen, it makes a difference and you pick up details that you wouldn’t realize via social media sharing.

  3. Libby September 11, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    I don’t share images everyday but when I do I share them through Instagram and I share cool pictures that I have taken through my iPhone.

    • William September 16, 2013 at 9:54 am #

      I agree with you. I select my pictures carefully so I’m not just uploading every picture I take, which makes the pictures seem less important.

  4. Zac Ploude September 11, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    The experience of doing something in real life makes this gallery less available to people, so the people who do see it know this is something special. Reformatting the images into a gallery makes people look at them in a different way. The whole presentation of a gallery to people makes them appreciate the art more than looking at it through the internet. I don’t share images with others everyday

  5. David Ingenthron September 11, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    Was permission asked of the artists to print these?

    • Noam Tabb September 16, 2013 at 9:54 am #

      I think that permission was probably sought out considering that these pictures were put up in a legitimate art gallery and given the time that was put in to create the exhibit, I wouldn’t think that a thing so basic as asking permission was overlooked.

  6. Jennie Greenhalgh September 11, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    How does it change the people who took them?
    It might change them because people will start to realize that the person really does have a talent, and it would be a huge confidence booster.

    • Nina Coleman September 16, 2013 at 9:51 am #

      That is good

  7. Coco September 11, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    Putting these pictures in a gallery setting makes people think about them. If someone saw them on Instagram, they might hit “like” but then they’d probably keep scrolling. In a gallery, people slow down and take the time to actually look at the paintings.

    • Sydney September 16, 2013 at 9:53 am #

      This is a really good point – people actually care more about it when they see it in person. If they see it on a social media page, they don’t usually pick out details or things about the picture that they think are really cool or interesting. People put more thought into them when they see it in person in a gallery.

  8. kyle September 11, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    Is the any other relationship between these pictures besides the fact that they were of last winter and of snow?

    • Jesse September 16, 2013 at 9:58 am #

      Although all of these photos were taken last winter and they are of snow some people have their own personal connection and relationship with the photos. There are still other possible relationships for others also.

  9. Sophie September 11, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    When you put all the pictures together into one gallery, it gives you a different sense of the picture. It can sometimes really bring something out of the picture that if you had just seen in on Instagram alone, you might not see the full effect of the picture.

  10. Sam Bortman September 11, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    Why snow? What is it’s symbolism?

    • Kat Green September 16, 2013 at 9:57 am #

      Snow is a art of its own. It can go anyway and you can image what you want with it.

  11. Irene September 11, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    Art class 2013 – People print digital images because then they are an actual physical piece of work you can look at, not just through a screen. I think you get a different feeling from the piece when you see it in front of you, opposed to on a screen.

  12. Jennie Greenhalgh September 11, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    How does it change the people who took them?
    It would change them because it would be a confidence booster, and people will realize that they do have a talent.

  13. Ben Guirakhoo September 11, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    Printing digital images and displaying them gives you a much different experience when viewing them simply on your phone or computer. It makes you appreciate them more than you normally would. There are less things distracting you and you don’t dismiss it as quickly.

  14. Bridget Tobin September 11, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    “Re-formatting” these images into a context of a gallery space can change them becuase it will show people the importance of these pictures by thinking harder on what the image could show or represent, unlike trying to get as many likes you can on instagram for just a pretty image.

    • Bryn September 16, 2013 at 9:58 am #

      I agree. Since everything is online now, doing this is even more important.

  15. Elise September 11, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    When you re-format a picture that was online and put it in a gallery, it takes away the casualness of the picture and makes it seem more elegant.

    • Julia September 16, 2013 at 9:57 am #

      I agree, and I think that when you print a photo out and put it in a gallery it immediately becomes more professional.

  16. Katie September 11, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    I think that “re-formatting” the digital images and putting them into a gallery space changes them in two major ways.
    One: Now instead of them only being stored in a database or on your own camera, they now all physically take up space.
    Two: They are now able to be physically arranged into different groups depending on the different connections between them.

    • Oliver September 16, 2013 at 9:55 am #

      Thats a cool idea how the images changed because they now take up physical space and how in there they can be physically arranged into different categories. Its like using folders but each folder is a just a space on the wall, and you have to figure out the name of the section by looking up its contents.

  17. Olivia Dobkin September 11, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    I have never printed a picture before, from a digital image that I have taken and I think it is cool how they are hight quality and up on the wall.

  18. Laurel Sullivan September 11, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    Printing pictures and sharing them changes the feel for the observer. Seeing the pictures close up gives a more detailed view of the picture, allowing the viewer to see the various textures and colors within the photo.

  19. Lindsay Bouscaren September 16, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    I think it is very cool that with in 100rds of photos there were many connections and themes and the maker was able to group the photos up and make a great show.

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