You Go G/IRL

by jennine on October 20, 2010

Image by Lissy Elle

One of the things that never ceases to inspire me is the accessibility of tremendous talent online, and how the internet is a vehicle of expression. Next week, G/IRL - Women Photographers Emerging in Digital Culture, a gallery exhibition of 12 young women photographers who use social media to establish themselves in the industry. Photography is a very tough industry, because everyone can take photos, especially these days with DSLR’s standing out from the rest really depends on how much perseverance you have. My first husband is a photographer, and I remember his early days (before the internet was a part of daily life) of working temp jobs and taking pro bono jobs just to build his portfolio. It wasn’t easy, and it took a lot of dedication to get established. It’s probably pretty much the same thing these days with bloggers too, or any ‘dream job’ for that matter. The mere fact that they have used social media as a way to gain exposure, instant feedback, and have started a career at an early age marks a clear shift in an old profession.

I’m really looking forward to seeing this exhibition in real life. Original photography expresses so much more in person. It’ll be interesting to see how different photography that was made with the web in mind translates. Besides, maybe I can pick their brains on how to improve my own photography!

G/IRL - Women Photographers Emerging in Digital Culture

WHEN: October 28th - November 2nd, 2010
OPENING RECEPTION: October 28th, 2010 6-9pm (open to the public)
WHERE: G/IRL Pop-Up Gallery, 300 West 22nd St. at 8th Ave., New York, NY 10011 (tel. 646 438 9549)

Curated by Ann Colville Somma (Holier Than Now), Willamain McPhee Somma, and Meagan Ziegler-Haynes

Image by  Lissy Elle

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Aggie October 20, 2010 at 10:04 am

Wow those photos are amazing! <3
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Tami October 20, 2010 at 10:51 am

A couple of these are amazing. They look like paintings!
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Stephanie October 20, 2010 at 11:02 am

:D these pictures are AMAZING :D Love them!!

Stay happy & Live.Laugh.Love.


Penny Dreadful Vintage October 20, 2010 at 12:26 pm

I agree, sometimes I look at what people can do and am utterly amazed. I love the shot of the woman on the beach wrapped in the flag, absolutely stunning.
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The Fashion Buzz October 20, 2010 at 1:26 pm

What really stunning pictures- proper Girl Power!
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verychiclist October 20, 2010 at 1:44 pm

All beautiful!I love the second picture!
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Street Style October 20, 2010 at 8:36 pm

That horse photo is absolutely beautiful.
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Nicole October 20, 2010 at 11:51 pm

Thank you for posting such inspiring photography. Tonight, I came to your blog, found amazing photos and it motivated me to do a self portrait photo shoot. So, thanks again!
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Suzanna October 21, 2010 at 9:13 am

The girl with the doll photo is brilliant. What a great exhibition on the whole.

For a non-digital girl photographer, check out Justine Kurland.


maggie October 21, 2010 at 5:56 pm

i’ve been seeing lissy’s photos *everywhere* lately & i can’t get enough of her. damn, i wish i could go to this!!


Monique October 24, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Absolutely amazing! I’ve fallen in love with photography over the blog world. So many talented people all over!!
xo M


katie kirby October 26, 2010 at 4:44 am

I agree, it’s incredibly exciting to see more opportunities being given to people because of the internet. Excellent images!!!


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