The inaugural LOOKbetween event in June 2010 was equal parts a celebration of the work of developing photographers and a discourse on the emerging trends and practices in the photographic industry. Held on a farm outside Charlottesville, the weekend was dedicated to the engagement of ideas in a setting designed to foster interactions among people. Most attendees chose to camp on the farm and everyone shared meals together under a big tent next to the beautiful barn.
LOOKbetween assembled developing artists, editors, publishers, teachers, and professional photographers to celebrate and explore the future direction of photography. The daytime discussion sessions were dedicated to specific topics such as new approaches to publishing, creative processes, digital workflow, developing a brand, building alliances, and other issues in need of urgent deliberation.
Each evening after dinner attendees gathered on the hillside for outdoor projections of work by the 100 invited artists. Showcasing the work of these talented photographers was a major focus of the weekend. Many of the photographers told us it was magical to see their work in such a breath-taking setting.
"For a few days you gave us a reason to keep on working for a long time. I feel inspired and bursting with new ideas and energy. I can't wait to get started!" -Sarah Girner, photographer
"I think it was wonderful, encouraging, informative, fun, illuminating and just plain brilliant to have those intimate conversations. I'm so glad to have been a part of LOOKbetween." -Molly Roberts, Smithsonian Magazine
"The stars, fire flies, and presentations all at once made it a photo showing to never be forgotten." -Trevor Frost, iLCP
LOOKbetween 2010 Attendees
Mustafah Abdulaziz | Jenn Ackerman | Philip Scott Andrews | Morgan Ashcom | David Walter Banks | Audrey Bardou | Anna Maria Barry-Jester | Mari Bastashevski | Simon Biswas | Lucas Blalock | Jonathan Blaustein | Antonio Bolfo | David Bowen | Carl Bower | Timothy Briner | Kendrick Brinson | Chris Burkard | Chris Cappoziello | Caleb Charland | Hin Chua | Matthew Craig | Rose Marie Cromwell | Maisie Crow | Brad DeCecco | Jacqueline DiMilia | Travis Dove | Maureen Drennan | Alinka Echeverria | Matt Eich | Sam Falls | Brian Frank | Dima Gavrysh | Kevin German | Sarah Girner | Andrea Gjestvang | Chiara Goia | Steph Goralnick | Tim Gruber | Ryan Heffernan | Tim Hussin | Jessica Ingram | Chae Kihn | Carl Kiilsgaard | Molly Landreth | Erika Larsen | Lassal | Brian Lesteberg | Chris Linder | Sean Lippy | Justin Maxon | Peter McCollough | Aaron McElroy | Cristian Movila | Annie Marie Musselman | Maciek Nabrdalik | Ian Nichols | Sarah Nuernberger | Matt Nuzzaco | Paul Octavious | Steve Ogle | Ed Ou | Myrto Papadopoulos | Tom Peschak | Daryl Peveto | Cara Phillips | Noah Rabinowitz | Justin James Reed | Justine Reyes | Joe Riis | Ben Roberts | Dana Romanoff | Pascal Shirley | Angela Shoemaker | Ryan Schude | Matt Slaby | Toby Smith | Andrew Spear | Gabriele Stabile | Jake Stangel | Will Steacy | Brandon Thibodeaux | Daniel Wakeﬁeld Pasley | Nathaniel Ward | Sarah Wilson | Ann Woo | Elliott Woods | Susan Worsham