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MCC’s Mercer Gallery to Feature Work of
12 Photographers From Around the Country

mercer gallery exhibitMCC’s Mercer Gallery to Feature Work of

12 Photographers From Around the Country

WHAT: A Reasonable Facsimile” is an exhibit of work contributed by 12 different photographers from around the country.

WHERE: Mercer Gallery, Bldg. Fine Arts Bldg. 12, Monroe Community College Brighton Campus, 1000 East Henrietta Rd.

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 25 – Friday, Feb. 22
Mercer Gallery Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Other times by appointment: 585-292-2021

DETAILS: Based on French Poet Charles Baudelaire’s claim that a photograph can never be an authentic copy of real life, this project involved 12 photographers who interpreted one another’s photographs in a visual conversation that progressed around the country. The project explores the complexity of communication, perception and the interconnection in an increasingly globalized/digitalized world.

Michelle Westmark began the photo chain by sending a postcard version of her image to be interpreted by the next photographer on the list who had a two-week window to photographically respond to the image’s subject, content or formal elements. The next photographer interpreted the second photo in the chain without seeing the original image and so on.

Contributing photographers include: Michelle Westmark (MN), Conor King (CO), Lindsay Borden (WA), Sarah Christianson (CA), Yasmin Etemadi (CA), Sarah Baron (NC), Sarah Stacke (NY), Salma Khalil (NY), Rachel Loischild (MA), Jason Flack (MA), Carl Sweets (IL) and Brett Kallusky (MN).

A Gallery Talk is scheduled for Friday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m.. A reception will immediately follow.
Photo by Michelle Westmark

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