"The Allure of the Ordinary" on display at Sequoya
Showing at Sequoya Library
Members of the Madison Photography Meetup Group present:
The Allure of the Ordinary
"The theme 'The Allure of the Ordinary' speaks to seeing the world around us a little differently. There is beauty everywhere if one is looking for it.
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
- Photographer Elliott Erwitt
The primary motivation for this exhibit was the fact that many of our members have never seen their work printed. As photography has become almost entirely digital, most images live exclusively in the computer. Some of them will be shared online, but even in the permanence of the Internet, most will only be seen for a fleeting moment before the viewer moves on to the next thing.
There is just something special about seeing your work as a physical, permanent object. Printed images can allow the viewer to explore the photograph in depth, get close, step back, and discover new characteristics each time they see it. This isn't to say this exploration isn't possible with a digital image, but people tend to move quickly through digital images, rather than linger. We encourage you to linger and explore these images.
Our group, the Madison Photography Meetup, is an inclusive group of individuals who share a passion for photography. We meet every month at a local library to share images and discuss photography. In addition, a few times a month we plan photo outings; a chance for photographers of all skill levels to learn, teach, shoot, and spend time surrounded by others that share their same passion."
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