a sneak peak from i heart photograph's latest "real world" exhibition opening this sunday in new jersey. the show features more than 1,000 images by 189 artists from 18 countries. full details, directions to the gallery, and a list of exhibition-related events can be found here.
top: from rotterdam, netherlands. "i have never been to new jersey, to get an
impression, i googled it, i was looking for something that stood for the state and could represent nj in a picture but i couldn’t really get a grip on this place, what came up again and again was the shape of the map." antje peters was born in berlin, germany in 1979 and currently lives in the netherlands.
middle: from chicago, usa. "i tried to make an outline of new jersey from memory, using a stereo cord and blue masking tape while the cd player played bruce springsteen’s “born to run” on repeat." daniel everett is getting his mfa at the art institute in chicago and his work is about erasure of identity, transitory places, and video games.
bottom: from philadelphia, usa. "some cutting and some retouching." dominic episcopo is a photographer living and working in philadelphia, born and raised in verona, new jersey.
[from the exhibition: "is it possible to make a photograph of new jersey regardless of where you are in the world?"]