In 2022, Multiple Exposures Gallery presented 9 new photography exhibitions – 4 solo exhibitions by photographers Tim Hyde, Matt Leedham, Van Pulley, and Tom Sliter, and 5 group shows, each featuring the work of up to 14 different photographers.
As we turned the corner into 2023, we asked noted photographer and art writer E.E. McCollum to jury a new show for us based on the images he most responded to from the 2022 group exhibitions. Today, we are pleased to share the eight images McCollum selected from 126 possibilities for our new BEST OF show:
Bad Habits — Fran Livaditis
Birds on Wire — Eric T. Johnson
The Doctor’s Hen — Fred Zafran
Hard Rock Cafe”— Eric T. Johnson
Silver Mist — Soomin Ham
Sighting — Fred Zafran
Yoga — Maureen Minehan
“Trying to pick the eight best photographs from the work of the rich and varied photographic visions of Multiple Exposures Gallery members proved challenging, to say the least. I easily could have chosen five times that number,” McCollum says in his juror’s statement for the exhibition. “I tried to choose images that satisfied my eye and that at least hinted at the diversity of views among MEG members. Some were whimsical (Maureen Minehan’s Yoga and Fran Livaditis’ Bad Habits) while others spoke of an ephemeral world (Soomin Ham’s Silver Mist and Fred Zafran’s Sighting). I couldn’t look away from the young woman in Eric T. Johnson’s Hard Rock Cafe who seemed to have spotted Johnson just as he released the shutter. It was a pleasure to see the work of these talented photographers.”
The BEST OF exhibition is on display at Multiple Exposures Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center through March 12, 2023. It accompanies the GEHRY REFLECTIONS solo exhibition by Francine B. Livaditis. All images are available for purchase through the gallery. Each image in the exhibition can be viewed here.
Eric T. Johnson
Francine B. Livaditis
About the Juror
E. E. McCollum is a photographer and writer who works in both digital and analog formats to produce primarily black and white images. In addition to appearing in solo and group shows, McCollum’s photographic work has been published in Lenswork, Adore Noir, Shadow & Light Magazine, PH Magazine, Digital Photographer (biUK), Stern (Germany), Madame (Germany), Kinfolk (Denmark) and elsewhere. His project “Expiration Date” was a finalist in PhotoLucida’s 2022 Critical Mass and was included in rFotofolio’s 2020 Selections. McCollum has authored a regular column for Shadow & Light Magazine since 2016.