we like small things v.6
Filter Photo is pleased to present we like small things v.6, our sixth annual small works exhibition, juried by Anna Goldwater Alexander of WIRED, and featuring the work of 42 artists from across the US. We celebrated the exhibition on September 29th during the 2023 Filter Photo Festival, alongside Rebecca Drolen's solo exhibition, Unstable Entity.
"I love small things.
All things small.
When I think of small things,
small lone things,
I think intimate.
I think stand-alone.
I think personal.
I think purposeful.
There were so many incredibly beautiful and meaningful entries—I sat with them and just stared for hours. I found it most fascinating that many entries were derived from old-school and analog methods, which seemed true fitting to this edition of we like small things. As a creator who has worked with analog methods, I know how much goes into one piece, let alone a series. This is what makes this theme so special, this is what makes each entry unique. Thank you for trusting me with your art and for opening my heart to such intimate works. I wish I could have given every submission a winning star, because they were all important to me."
—Anna Goldwater Alexander
Mauricio Murillo, Crummy Gummy
Anna Goldwater Alexander is the Director of Photography of WIRED. She's been producing photo shoots and commissioning WIRED photographers for over twenty years. Anna was the 2019 recipient of the National Magazine Awards General Excellence, Design and Photography by American Society of Magazine Editors.
She was nominated as Photo Editor of the Year by the Lucie Foundation in 2021. Most recently, Anna received a National Magazine Award for producing the Best Profile Picture in 2023. Anna has also been awarded honors from the Society of Publication Design, American Photography, Art Directors Club and Communication Arts. Anna has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Arizona. She resides in Northern California with her husband, two teenagers, three cats, and Trout the dog.
This exhibition was partially sponsored by The Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Exhibition Dates: September 22nd – October 28th, 2023
Location: Filter Space | 1821 W. Hubbard St., Ste. 207