If you’re not quite sure what a Meural is – not to worry, we didn’t either until we met the lovely folks that make them. A Meural is something like a digital picture frame, although as I write these words, it must be said that they totally don’t do it justice. The Meural is more like a piece of art that can be changed from image to image with just the wave of a hand, rather than a screen that can be manipulated as such. On the wall it’s truly beautiful way to show the works of classic and contemporary artists alike- or even work of your own, reaping the benefits of a digital device but never really looking like one. Perhaps the best part is that it can be changed at will, so its contents will always suit your mood!
The show was curated with the help of the main curator for the Meural platform, Poppy Simpson. For the theme, after carefully considering the Lomography community and what it stands for, she chose the German word sehnsucht, which means “an intense yearning for something far off and indefinable.” Though there were many, many submissions that described that feeling, we settled on the forty below. The result is a gallery of images that move one to really think about a feeling of yearning, and what exactly that means.
To debut the photographs that were chosen and show off the Meural platform, we hosted a lovely opening reception here at the Lomography Gallery Store in New York City. It was well attended, and there was plenty of wine, cheese, and good conversation to go around. A great time was had by all!
The following photographs were selected to be included in the show and to be featured in the Sehnsucht gallery on the Meural Platform. Make sure you scroll all the way down to the bottom to see the grand prize winner, who will receive a Meural of their very own.
And finally, the grand prize winner—the photo at once beautiful and elusive.
Congratulations to the winners and infinite gratitude to those who participated. We look forward to seeing your photographs in future rumbles!