Something Blue features diverse photographic interpretation of the concept of blue  

March 30, 2022

PhotoSC presents Something Blue featuring the work of 15 local photographers interpreting of the concept ‘blue” in a photographic exhibition opening Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Hallway at 701 Whaley.

The prospectus asked photographers to address the concept of blue – “a color – what shade, tint or hue? An emotion – what does it feel like? A time of day – dawn or dusk? A memory of who, where or what?”

Photographers juried in the show include Sandy Andrews, Kimberly Case, Steve Chesley, Kim Kim Foster, George Fulton, Susan Hogue, Latrease Holman, Russell Jeffcoat, Mathew John, Tracy Martin, Fred McElveen, Maggie Mullin O’Hara, ML Miller, Yeshua Perez, Ed Shumnes, and Sam Wolfe.

Kim Kim Foster is awarded the first and second place prize in the show, beautifully illustrating both the color and the emotion in her two photographs, ‘Better Days’ and ‘Where from Here?’ Dark and moody, these two photographs reach out to the viewer in on an emotional level as well as thru her color palette.

‘Better Days’ by Kim Kim Foster

The second place went to Russel Jeffcoat, a well-known Columbia photographer, for his unique cyanotype print, ‘Abandoned,’ an image of old tires heaped in a pile.  Cyanotype is one of the oldest photographic processes with a distinctive blue color, often used for botanicals, it is known as a blueprint.

The exhibition was juried by Leslie Burns, a noted alternative process photographer from Charleston, SC.  Burns has been exhibited internationally and published in Cyanotype: The Blueprint in Contemporary Practice by Christina Z. Anderson.  She has been featured on, and In June 2012, Burns was named as one of the “100 Under 100: The New Superstars of Southern Art” by Oxford American Magazine. She has been an Instructor of Photography at University of Georgia, Trident Technical College, College of Charleston and Redux Contemporary Arts Center.

The juried exhibition features 31 images that span the genres of abstract, architecture, alternative processes, fantasy, landscape, nature, portraiture, still life, and street photography and will hang thru the end of June 2022 in The Hallway at 701 Whaley.

PhotoSC is a 501C3 non-profit arts organization dedicated to the exploration of photography and visual culture.  Supported by the SC Arts Commission, our long-term plans are to illuminate the general public and the art community about the photographic canon through education and gallery shows, to address visual literacy and photography’s role in society, and to create spaces where photographers can reveal their work to a larger public thru in a dedicated facility.