BUTLER'S DECADE: 2012-2021
.: BUTLER'S DECADE: 2012 - 2022
I am shooting film photographs from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2021. The images will not be revealed to me or the photo subjects until the entire decade of photographing concludes. Each year a photo editor is selected to manage the year's images. Only the editor will preview the photographs, and he or she will have complete control over their selection and presentation.
- Throughout the year, I shoot pictures and take notes.
- Exposed film goes into the refrigerated vault.
- At year's end, the film is delivered to the editor who will facilitate processing, scanning, etc.
- Catalogued negatives (and one set of digital files) are warehoused.
- The year's photos are edited into a collection based solely on criteria established by the photo editor. The editor is free to curate the work however he or she sees fit (number of images, presentation, etc.)
- The editor’s final edition will be delivered within the subsequent calendar year.
- The completed edit, along with the editor’s notes and instructions, are routed back an assistant for preparation and warehousing.
- The entire edited body of work for the project will premiere in a gallery space according to the specifications set forth by the participating editors and curators.
- I will not see any of the work until the gallery premiere.
- EDITOR: Sarah Conrad-Ferm
- STATUS: shooting
- EXPOSED FILMS:
.: PROJECT YEAR 2012