During the next week, the Aperture foundation will create a collaborative, crowd-sourced exhibition that seeks to answer the question: What should we be looking at?
From today through September 17, Aperture is seeking in-person and online submissions for the exhibition. They are also holding a series of roundtable discussions, hosted by Wafaa Bilal, Melissa Harris, Stephen Mayes, Joel Meyerowitz, Fred Ritchin and Deborah Willis, that look to shed some light on a series of questions: “Where should we turn for our information? How can we function as a society with so few common reference points? How can we intelligently sort through all the images and information available to us? In terms of photography and visual information, what should we be looking at?” Each host and their roundtable discussion groups will fill a section of the gallery with Web sites, images, videos, multimedia pieces, drawings and articles, and will also explain why this material is important.
An exhibition of the gathered material, “What Matters Now: Proposals for a New Front Page,” will be on show from September 17–24, and online here.
For more information, and to participate, visit http://aperture.org/whatmattersnow/
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