‘Wild Donkeys of Tibet’ © Bastian Barenbrock (@bastian_barenbrock), Cologne, Germany
The Print Swap, a worldwide initiative by Feature Shoot, is heading to the Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) this April in an exhibition curated by Paul Kopeikin, the director of the internationally renowned Kopeikin Gallery. All images included in The Print Swap are printed and mailed at random to participating photographers around the world, and thirty standout photographs from the last few months are part of this exhibition. Selected artists hail from points around the map, with exhibiting photographers based in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the UK, Germany, Norway, Ireland, Switzerland, and Malaysia.
A dreamlike thread runs through Kopeikin’s selections, from Cameron Karsten’s upside-down Puget Sound and Ellen Jantzen’s digitally altered New Mexico to the snow-covered street scenes of Stephen Chong and Navid Baraty, Merethe Wessel-Berg, and Garrod Kirkwood. Reflections of various sorts appear in work by Tori Gagne, Brindha Anantharaman, Andy Grant, Asher Carey, Cristian Ordonez, and Molly McDonough Mahler. Don Hudson takes us back in time with his 1974 photograph from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Wherever they roam, these 29 photographers bring with them a magical sense of the surreal.
As always, photographers of all backgrounds are welcome to submit to The Print Swap by tagging their images #theprintswap on Instagram. After MOPLA, our next stop is Berlin, where we’ll be having a show at BERLIN BLUE art. It’s free to submit to The Print Swap, though selected photographers pay $40 per image to participate. We cover printing and shipping. Visit our website and Instagram for more details.
‘Waveland’ © Asher Carey (@ashercareyiv), Brooklyn, NY
‘Silent Echoes’ © Brindha Anantharaman (@b_the_bri), Los Angeles, CA
‘Powder’ © Koleena Guzman (@koleeeena), Olympia, Washington
Branch Reflection 1 © Molly McDonough Mahler (@mollymcdm), Cincinnati, OH
‘The storm’ © Stephen Chong (@stephanechong_analog), Washington, DC