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international photography annual 2 exhibition-in-print
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Mark Schoon
Atlanta, Georgia


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In a collaborative effort, two photographers living 1,114 miles apart approach their homes as the sites for an exploration of domesticity. Through the use of the diptych format, two images come together to form a dialogue about proximity, locality, and space versus place.

Beginning independently, one photographer creates an image of his home and sends it to the other. The recipient in turn responds to the image with a second, paying attention to subtle details such as light, color, and texture to find similarities and differences in his home. In doing so, the hope is to create a conversation pertaining to the definition, use, and perception of place.

The images are printed on the same piece of paper at the intimate scale of four by four inches to allow for a close inspection. Through this process, the language of photography creates a dialogue between the two differently depicted environments.

As we question the depiction of domesticity individually, through the juxtaposition of the two images we are examining how photographs can create a new meaning as they engage one another.


born: 1978, Danville, Illinois


Ohio University, MFA 2009
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, BA 2000

selected publications

Exposure;  Journal of the Society for Photographic Education, p. 26-32, 2012

selected solo or two-person exhibits

The University of Alabama Sella-Granata Gallery: Defining Place, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2013
Estrella Mountain Community College: Defining Place, Phoenix, AZ, 2012
Texas Tech University SRO Photo Galleris: Anti-Local, Lubbock, TX, 2011
The Renaissance Center: Anti-Local, Dickson, TN, 2011

selected group shows

SOHO Photo Gallery: Soho National Photography Competition, New York, NY, 2013
The Rourke Art Museum: Of Memory Bone and Myth,  Moorhead, MN, 2013
Kierann Gallery: Abstraction, Lexington, VA, 2013
The Center for Fine Art Photography: Box Squared, Fort Collins, CO, 2013







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