Since returning from New Mexico last month, I’ve been thinking a lot about curation and curatorship.
I shot 7 rolls of B/W film and about 4 GB worth of digital photos. Of that, I made 5 prints from the film, and have yet to publish any of the digital.
Part of the hesitation is personal. Part of it is laziness. But a larger part is the fact that I’m still thinking on what the work that I show says about the trip I took and, more importantly, what the trip meant.
Without doing further reading, it seems that this is the essence of curatorship – the discipline lies in the thought that occurs before I begin posting/publishing/printing. It’s about more than IDing the “best” of the work. Instead, it has to do with amassing a series of photos that not only tell a story, but convey something larger. I don’t yet know what that something is.
I hope to figure it out.