I’m honored very excited to be one of the eight winners of the Hearst Photography Biennial (www.hearst8x10.com). The Hearst 8×10 Photography Biennial recognizes 8 winners and features their work in Manhattan’s Hearst Tower (West 57th Street, New York) at Alexey Brodovitch Gallery and the Hearst Gallery. Hearst will publish a print & digital catalogue.
Brad Carlile’s series that was chosen for the Biennial is called “Tempus Incognitus.” This series explores a mysterious world of rented rooms in which the day’s liminal times exist concurrently. Breathtaking in their tonality and vibrant colors, Carlile’s series “Tempus Incongitus” explores the realities of impermanence in light, color and the passage of time. Where Cubists’ landscapes show several perspectives at a single moment in time, Carlile’s interiors show various times from a single perspective. All work is done in camera without digital creation or manipulation. Creating the images in camera on film allows Carlile to capture the energy of change while maintaining a mystifying grounding in reality.
There are ten distinguished judges for the biennial, half of which include leading photographers and museum curators, that selected the eight award recipients from more than 1,000 entries from photographers in 47 different countries. The judges are:
- John A. Bennette, III, curator/writer;
- Judith Bookbinder, VP, creative communications, Hearst Magazines;
- David Granger; editor-in-chief, Esquire;
- Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, photographer;
- Virginia Heckert, associate curator of photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum;
- Debra Shriver, VP/chief communications officer & SVP/Magazines, Hearst Corporation
- Peter Lindbergh, photographer;
- Mary Ellen Mark, photographer;
- Steve McCurry, photographer; and
- Charles Stainback, curator of photography, Norton Museum of Art.
The eight biennial winners are: Brad Carlile, Andy Freeberg, Mark Kessell, Edith Maybin, Louie Palu, Benedikt Partenheimer, Nicholas Prior, and Hiroshi Watanabe.
In the Hearst biennial press release they say:
“We were impressed by the work of all of these artists, and selecting the winning entries was not an easy task,” said photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. “I was amazed and excited to see the energy of these promising photographers, each one with an original point of view. I believe
their images will be shaping the way we see things in the years to come.”
“For professional photographers just starting out, a competition like this is the opportunity of a lifetime,” said photographer Mary Ellen Mark. “It is a chance to have your work seen by curators, editors and creative directors—people who can really help shape your career.”
EXHIBITION: Hearst 8×10 Photography Biennial
OPEN/CLOSE: March-September 2009
LOCATION: Hearst Tower
Alexey Brodovitch & Hearst Galleries
300 West 57th Street (enter 8th Ave)
New York, New York
The Hearst 8 X 10 Photography Biennial is open to photographers who have at least two years of professional experience, both in the United States and abroad. The next competition will be held in 2011.
Hearst site of images in the show: http://www.hearst8x10.com/carlile.html
See more of my work at: http://www.bradcarlile.com