Conceptualized in 2012 by Amy Leibrand (@_thisspace_), EXPOSURE Mobile Photo came to fruition in early 2013 with the help of Daniel Colvin of CS Gallery in Columbus, Ohio. One of three galleries that Amy approached about hosting a mobile photography exhibition, it was CS Gallery that agreed with her mission, to demonstrate that mobile photography can and should be considered an art. The first exhibit in March 2013 was a resounding success despite a power outage during the opening reception that fittingly left patrons to view the artworks by the light of their smartphones. The success of the 2013 exhibit led to a second in 2014 where more than 400 patrons attended the opening reception, the first hour of which was dedicated the “Blackout Hour” with lights dimmed in celebration of the previous year.

The recurring exhibit featured the work of 60 new and acclaimed artists — split evenly between Ohio and international artists — whose diverse views and voices were expressed through mobile devices. Through the hundreds of images hung on the gallery’s walls, EXPOSURE illustrated the limitless possibilities of mobile art, shattered preconceived notions about the genre and demonstrated that a desire to push boundaries can spark a global movement to redefine photography.


2014 Juror: Lisa McLymont

Lisa McLymontLisa McLymont is a multi-disciplinary artist and independent designer, and an art educator at Columbus College of Art and Design and Ohio Dominican University. Her award-winning, innovative work centers on creating visual harmonies through texture and natural imagery using a variety of methods and materials, such as paint, found objects, wood and metal.

Lisa has exhibited throughout Ohio, most recently as an invited artist for Art Unbound: an Invitational at the Carnegie Gallery, which explored recycling, subtraction and the importance of the written word in contemporary society. In March 2014, her work will be the subject of a solo exhibit at Image Optical in Columbus’ Short North Arts District.

A driving force in the Columbus arts community, Lisa shares her inspiration and objective eye through groups such as the Ohio Art League (board member), Creative Arts of Women, The Creative Women of Color, and The Art and Artists of 614. Learn more about Lisa at www.lisamclymont.com/.


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