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we like small things v.6

juried by Anna Goldwater Alexander

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. This exhibition coincided with the 2023 Filter Photo Festival, alongside Rebecca Drolen's solo exhibition, Unstable Entity.

Jurors Statement

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.

Featured Artists

Marc Adesso

Mahsa Alafar

Hannah Altman

Amanda BernSohn

Nathalia Bertazi

Lynne Breitfeller

Bo Brout

Siobhan Byrns

Christine Caldwell

Rose Cunningham

Dena Eber

Joanna Epstein

Jamil Fatti

Jesse Freidin

Amy Giese

Denis Gillingwater

Angela Golota

Sherri Harvey

Jim HIll

Hsing-Chia Hsieh

Kevin Jones

Dave Jordano

Erinn Kathryn

Evan Klanfer

Andy Melendez

Joerg Metzner

Mauricio Murillo, Crummy Gummy

Beth O'Brien

Junghoon Oh

Dante Pineda

Jeff Rothstein

Jacque Rupp

Natia Ser

Pamela Sherlock

Byron Smith

Jessica Stephens

Robin Tryloff

David Whitmer

Hooey Wilks

Judson Womack

Emerson Xia

Torrance York

About the Juror

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.

On View: September 22nd – October 28th, 2023

Location: Filter Space | 1821 W Hubbard St, Suite 207

This exhibition was partially sponsored by The Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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