LOOKbetween 2010

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.

© Michael "Nick" Nichols

© Michael "Nick" Nichols

© Ryan Schude

© Ryan Schude

"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 AbdulazizJenn Ackerman | Philip Scott AndrewsMorgan AshcomDavid Walter BanksAudrey BardouAnna Maria Barry-JesterMari BastashevskiSimon BiswasLucas Blalock Jonathan BlausteinAntonio BolfoDavid BowenCarl BowerTimothy BrinerKendrick BrinsonChris Burkard | Chris CappozielloCaleb CharlandHin ChuaMatthew CraigRose Marie CromwellMaisie CrowBrad DeCeccoJacqueline DiMiliaTravis DoveMaureen DrennanAlinka EcheverriaMatt EichSam FallsBrian FrankDima GavryshKevin GermanSarah Girner Andrea Gjestvang | Chiara Goia | Steph GoralnickTim GruberRyan HeffernanTim Hussin | Jessica IngramChae KihnCarl KiilsgaardMolly LandrethErika Larsen | LassalBrian LestebergChris LinderSean LippyJustin MaxonPeter McColloughAaron McElroyCristian Movila | Annie Marie MusselmanMaciek NabrdalikIan NicholsSarah Nuernberger | Matt NuzzacoPaul OctaviousSteve OgleEd OuMyrto PapadopoulosTom PeschakDaryl PevetoCara PhillipsNoah Rabinowitz | Justin James Reed Justine Reyes | Joe RiisBen Roberts | Dana Romanoff Pascal ShirleyAngela Shoemaker | Ryan SchudeMatt Slaby Toby Smith | Andrew SpearGabriele StabileJake StangelWill SteacyBrandon ThibodeauxDaniel Wakefield PasleyNathaniel WardSarah WilsonAnn WooElliott WoodsSusan Worsham


Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors LOOK3 was able to underwrite the cost of the weekend for the invited artists.