200 Yards: A Photography Experiment

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200 Yards is a San Francisco-based photo experiment presented as an offshoot project by the fine folks over at Lightbox SF.

The Concept

  1. Choose a venue. The sponsors find a gallery in San Francisco to host the show.
  2. Draw a 200 yard radius circle around said venue.
  3. Set photographers loose in this 200 yard radius of the gallery to explore and photograph every  detail of the neighborhood.
  4. Display the best photos from the pool of photos submitted back at the venue–the nucleus of the 200 yard circle.

The Shows

Winners for Show #4 have been chosen. Two of my prints will be displayed among the 15 or so other prints that were chosen. Here are the details:

Dates: June 24 – July 22, 2011
Opening Reception: June 24, 6pm-9pm
Location: Dickerman Prints at 3180 17th St, San Francisco

So come on by and have a gander at the chosen prints. One of them that I got a preview of is a mind-blowing panorama of several hundred stitched-together photos of an entire city block.

I got a tour of Dickerman Prints tonight and ran some prints. Let me just say that this place is a wonderland of digital darkroom goodness for the most demanding photographers. The place was designed by photographers for photographers. There are self-serve cubicle workstations with perfectly-calibrated monitors running Lightroom and Photoshop. Just set up your prints on a digital paper canvas and drop it in the queue to go to the monstrous Italian Polielettronica LaserLab printer–considered by many as the finest photo printer made.

Show #5 is currently open, with the epicenter at Leavenworth & Post St. So put on your photo eyes and hit the streets of the TenderNob. See 200yards.com for details

My Submissions

Here are the photos I submitted for Show #4 within the 200 yard radius of Dickerman Prints. Two were chosen. I was in a dark B&W mood that day:

Latched
This Way
Buzzers
Moving Mannequins
Geared
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