“Through this performance, the digital converts to the material—from an image living in the world of the virtual to being something that can hang on a wall, rest in a box, live as a print and become historical record.” —Caitlin Margaret Kelly, Power Plant Gallery public programs director
The Power Plant Gallery, a laboratory for the arts at Duke University, invites you to explore an exhibit of crowdsourced digital images celebrating Durham localities and identities in Phone Home Durham. For this exhibition, the Power Plant Gallery invited mobile phone photographers from all walks of life to submit images of Durham County taken with mobile phone cameras or other handheld devices. A public closing reception for the exhibit will be held on Friday, August 21.
Phone Home Durham
May 29–August 22, 2015
Closing Reception: Friday, August 21, 5–8 p.m.
Gallery Summer Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Tuesday & Wednesday by appt. only
Power Plant Gallery, American Tobacco Campus
320 Blackwell Street, Durham, North Carolina (Directions)
A select number of photographs from the open call were printed for Phone Home Durham and will be added to the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Library following the exhibit’s closing. The gallery will continue to accept submissions throughout the exhibition for the “rotating wall” through August 22. For more information on submitting a photograph, visit the Power Plant Gallery’s website.
Print the Phone Home Durham gallery guide, which includes a list of photographers whose work is on display throughout the exhibit.
The Power Plant Gallery is a joint initiative of Duke’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts and theCenter for Documentary Studies. Phone Home Durham is cosponsored by Museo Digital Fine Art Media and the Durham County Libraries.