Take the Shot explores the possibilities of photography through different genres. Each contributing photographer speaks to the exhibit’s theme through a unique visual language, whether mobile photography, augmented reality, Instagram, or web documentaries. These disparate specialisations find unity in the shared evolution of how a photographer’s vision evolves and spreads through the different mediums that enable them to photograph their surroundings. The exhibition offers a proactive exploration and documentation of the world around us whilst constructing the vocabulary of modern image-making. For example, participating photographer Natalie Nacacche combines photography, writing and film to tell a heartbreaking story of women longing for Syria, their home country. Franco Pagetti, who has earned his international fame as a war photographer, implements his reportage skills to shoot a campaign for the fashion giant Dolce & Gabbana. Stacey Baker transforms her Instagram documentation of New York City into a vivid photo book. Other participating photographers include Ammar Al Attar, Tasneem Alsultan, Matt Black, Rasmus Degnbol, Thomas Dworzack, Davide Monteleone, Paolo Pellegrin, Maggie Steber, Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Danila Tkachenko, and Kai Wiedenhoefer.
Image credit: Danila Tkachenko from Restricted Areas, featured in Take the Shot.