Images by PACC members Brandon Stauffer and Yumiko Ready have been selected for inclusion in the Motion > Blur Exhibition at the Praxis Gallery and Photo Arts Center in Minneapolis.
In most cases, photography is used to “freeze time” with a still image. Motion in photography creates a paradox: the image is a frozen moment in time but what is captured is an object that is a blur of motion – an apparent streaking, bending, distorting and /or movement of light and objects in the foreground or background of the image frame. Blur can demonstrate the velocity of movement. It can convey the emotional dimensions of the subject photographed, presenting dreamlike qualities by invoking the surreal and transitory nature of time passing. Meteors streak across the sky; ghostly figures move through a room; the artist paints shapes with a light source. These are some examples of how blur represents motion in time-lapse photography.
Praxis Gallery presents photographic art that demonstrates the fundamental qualities that make motion & blur a compelling element of contemporary photography. The juror was Sandrine Hermand-Grisel, who was a laureate of the 2005 Prix Kodak de la critique photographique and currently spends most of her time discovering new talents and working on personal projects.