A LomoWall at The Studio Museum's Uptown Fridays

2017-09-26

Lomography NYC had the opportunity to collaborate with The Studio Museum, which is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. Students of their Expanding the Walls collaborated on the building of a LomoWall, which was then debuted at Uptown Fridays. Uptown Fridays is a party at the museum not to be missed on summer Friday evenings. A lively scene complete with drinks and an awesome DJ had team Lomography dancing all night long, and sharing the analog love with all in attendance. We're excited to share photos of the action from start to finish!

First, the students used Lomography Simple Use Cameras to make photos like these to be used to create the wall. The idea was to create a mosaic as lively and vibrant as the community of Harlem!

Once the photos were printed, laying out the wall itself was a team effort.

We started by laying out all of the photos and grouping them based on similar value, color, and the like. For the design, we oscillated between a heart (for the love of the community), a play on Me, We (like one of the museum's signature works) but finally settled on a color based organization, forming a gradient from top to bottom of the piece.

Give us a Poem (Palindrome #2), 2007, by Glenn Ligon (b. 1960, Bronx, NY)
Expanding the Walls students and Katherine working on the layout.

Then, the photos were affixed to panels, which formed the LomoWall.

Final touches before the installation!
Christian with the completed LomoWall, now in the collection at the Studio Museum.

After the LomoWall was installed, it was party time! As you can see, the celebration was bursting with good vibes.


LomoWalls have been a part of our history from the very beginning. We're building them in 196 countries around the world this year to celebrate 25 years of Lomography.

If you're in New York City, be sure to visit The Studio Museum. You can keep up with all of their happenings on Facebook and Instagram.

written by katphip on 2017-09-26 #culture #lomowall #community #harlem #danceparty #studiomuseum

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