Monday, September 29, 2008

'cuz you got a crush...

okay, i've been out of the blogosphere for a while (traveling through North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio -- in other words actual non-Brooklyn America) so i at first missed the email that cool photographer Ahndraya Parlato sent me about a new venture that begins on October 1st.

what do Susan Meiselas, Catherine Opie, Todd Hido, Katy Grannan, Uta Barth, and Abelardo Morell have in common? they are totally kick ass, and they are all totally participating in the Art for Obama auction. as if you hadn't heard. more scoop and more awesome photogs at

rich, ultra-conservative contemporary photography fans are just watching this auction, with twitchy wanna-biddy fingers, crying. if they exist. the rest of you can bid away. for America. i've been there, it's pretty.

the yummy photo above is "New Orleans (after Bellocq)" by Laurel Nakadate. i could have posted one of the Obama portraits in the auction, but somehow i don't think that's why you read Subjectify. :-)

Conscientious has an update on this project.  the money raised is now going to  yeah, i did wonder how they would sell $5,000 prints and not run amok of campaign finance rules and maximum donation limits...  more here.

1 comment:

Ghodgeon said...

Welcome back! Don't you dare leave again!