Sophie Tottie, the Perspectors (OCD), fold,
2018, inkjet print, 7"x 5"


Social Photography VI
July 10 - August 26, 2018

carriage trade
277 Grand St, 2nd Fl. New York, NY 10002

First presented in 2011, carriage trade's Social Photography exhibitions have catalogued the rapid transformation of cell phone photography over the last several years. From a novelty medium existing between the voice and text functions of flip phones, to the smart phone as near physical appendage capable of recording and transmitting every waking moment, the cell phone camera now plays a pervasive role in many people's lives.

While Instagram tends to emphasize the medium's social utility, carriage trade's Social Photography exhibitions have tracked an alternate course, inviting participants and viewers to encounter these images in a format free of peer-generated tallies, while offering the option of a sustained look afforded by a gallery setting. Social Photography contributors are not limited to visual artists, and include writers, curators, musicians, students, etc., reflecting the accessibly and ubiquity of cell phone camera use.

List of Contributors:

Dennis Adams, Peggy Ahwesh, Diana Al-Hadid, Juan Amaya, Edgar Andrade, Michele Araujo, Elliot Arkin, Michael Ashkin, Mengfan Bai, Michael Ballou, Agnes Barley, James Barondess, David Baskin, Lisa Beck, Peter Bellamy, Elyse Benenson, Liz Berg, Julien Bismuth, Lisa Blas, Joianne Bittle, Ann Bobco, Suzanne Bocanegra, Jennifer Bolande, Richard Bosman, Evan Boutte, Leslie Brack, Ethan Breckinridge, Norman Brosterman, Thomas Brouillette, Francis Cape, Antoine Catala, Lea Cetera, Robin Chevalier, Paul Colt, Olivier Compte, Jeri Coppola, Fransisco Correa Cordero, Anne Couillaud, Fred Cray, Jody Culkin, Paul David Young, Jeremiah Day, Mira Dayal, Lucky, DeBellevue, Ala Dehghan, Liz Deschenes, David Deutsch, Noah Dillon, Daniella Dooling, Chris Dorland, Micaela Durand, Andrew Edlin, Satoru Eguchi, Tracey Emin, Barbara Ess, Ben Estes, Margaret Ewing, Peter Fend, Ceal Floyer, Andrea Frank, Andrew Fredericks, Devin Friedrich, Rainer Ganahl, Joy Garnett, Jeff Gibson, Olivia Gilmore, Andrew Ginzel, Jennifer Golub, Kathleen Goncharov, Christopher Goode, Michelle Grabner, Dan Graham, Tracy Grayson, Ethan Greenbaum, Helga Hansen, Lorna Hayden, Liselot van der Heijden, Will Heinrich, Patrice Helmar, Daniel Hill, Laura Hoffmann, David Horvitz, Cannon Hudson, David Humphrey, Emily Hunt, Laura Hunt, Scott Indrisek, Virginia Inés Vergara, Shirley Irons, Neil Jenney, Jamie Jensen, Lulu Jiang, Suzanne Joelson, J John Priola, Nicole Kaack, Vasili Kaliman, Craig Kalpakjian, Anjali Khosla, Sojin Kim, Rick Klauber, Hilary Kliros, Nicholas Knight, Nancy Koef, John Kramer, Stephen Lack, Justen Ladda, Marc Lafia, Louise Lawler, Jason Lazarus, Mika Lee, Simon Leung, Wenxiao Li, Miranda Lichtenstein, Justin Lieberman, Nora Ligorano, Jeanne Liotta, Neil Logan, Judith Luongo, Susan Magnus, Stephen Maine, Mary Manning, Kai Matsumiya, Esperanza Mayobre, Katherine Mcmahon, Matt McQuaid, Sarah Meister, John Miller, Veronika Molnár, Thurston Moore, Rick Myers, Diane Nerwen, Edouard NG, Steve Nishimoto, Matteo Norzi, John Oakes, Stefano Olla, John Opera, Kristin Ordahl, Laura Parnes, Ana Paula, Xavier Pauwels, Gelah Penn, Zoe Pettijohn-Schade, Lily Pinchbeck, Annie Plumb, Jeff Preiss, Lee Ranaldo, Ankita Rashid, Asad Raza, Calvin Reid, Patrick Reynolds, Michelle Richardson, Aura Rosenberg, Benjamin Rosenthal, Barbara Rothbart, Emily Roz, Sam Samore, Ken Saylor, John Schabel, Chris Schade, Jeffrey Schiff, Heidi Schlatter, Diana Schmertz, Michiko Schmertz, Nadine Schmied, Gary Schneider, Barry Schwabsky, Michael Scott, Anne Katrine Senstad, Peter Serling, Elaine Sexton, Raphaele Shirley, James Siena, Susan Silas, Adam Simon, Leah Singer, Kat Snoddy, Molly Soda, Sun You, H. Spencer Young, Tom Sperry, Gary Stephan, Steel Stillman, George Stoll, Jichao Sun, Carol Szymanski, Eladio Tagle, Sikay Tang, Colin Thomson, Benjamin Tischer, Yulia Topchiy, Sophie Tottie, Mark Tribe, Pegi Vail, Ali Van, Philip Vanderhyden, Doris Vila, Julia Wachtel, Douglas Walla, Lindsay Walt, Walter Robinson, Lotte Walworth, Daniel Walworth, Sarah Wang, Max Warsh, Christian Wassmann, Garth Weiser, Barbara Weissberger, Pam Widener, Scott Williams, Sam Winston, Agata Winter, David Winter, Max Wolf, Mary Katherine Youngblood, Jordana Zeldin, Ying Zhang, Charlotte Zinsser.

The show is function as a benefit exhibition to help support upcoming programming at carriage trade.
Less a sanctioning of an evolving medium than a hybrid of a traditional exhibition format and the wider net of social media, Social Photography also functions as a means to sustain and expand carriage trade's community, which exists in the combined spheres of online experience and the irreplaceable physicality of the exhibition space itself.

About carriage trade:

Carriage trade was founded on Prince Street in Soho in 2008 with the mission of presenting aesthetically innovative and socially relevant group exhibitions combining the non-commercial mission of a non-profit, the programming flexibility of a small gallery, and the historical scope of a museum. Offering an alternative to presenting artists within one-person shows or art fair booths where shared influences and historical precedents may not be apparent, carriage trade's group exhibitions assert interconnectedness among artists regardless of period, medium, or style. Filling a gap that exists between the non-profit sector's support for younger emerging artists and the art market's investment in established artists, many of the exhibitions include mid-career artists doing significant work that is underrepresented in contemporary art venues.

Past exhibitions

Some of carriage trade's past projects include Jef Geys Woodward Avenue, a variation of Geys' Quadra Medicinale, at the Belgian Pavilion of the 53rd Venice Biennale, first developed at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Color Photographs from the New Deal (1939 - 1943) , an exhibition of 80 color photographs from the Library of Congress archives, some of which were featured in the White Columns Annual, curated by Richard Birkett, and AMERICAN INTERIOR , the first show at carriage trade's Lower East Side location, which featured Richard Artschwager, David Baskin, Lawrence Berzon, Julien Bismuth, Barbara Ess, Terence Gower, Dorothea Lange, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Paul McCarthy, Gordon Parks, Heidi Schlatter, and Steel Stillman, and addressed current rifts and contradictions in the American psyche via domestic interiors. Picture City III examined the relationship between urbanism, perception, and the role various forms of mediation (entertainment, advertising, social media) play in our everyday experience of city life, with work by Arnon Ben-David, Morgan Blair, Jennifer Bolande, Andre Kertesz, Stanley Kubrick, Diane Nerwen, John Schabel, Cindy Sherman, Robert Smithson, and Philip Vanderhyden.

Carriage trade's show, The Earth is Flat, focused on a "new medievalism" in culture, where fear and suspicion displace rational thought, and included Martin Beck, Henry Codax, Ceal Floyer, Katharina Fritsch, Sara VanDerBeek, Andy Warhol, and Horacio Zabala.

Recent Press:

Artery Exclusive, Reviews, Trending, The Earth is Flat, June 28, 2018

Goings On About Town, May 19, 2018, The New Yorker, The New Yorker The More the Merrier: 7 Group Shows to See in NYC Right Now, April 20, 2018, Artspace Editorial, PETER SCOTT with Andreas Petrossiants, November 2nd, 2017, The Brooklyn Rail New York As Non-Place, Peter Scott with Veronika Molnar, Winter-Spring 2018 Philosophy Magazine GOINGS ON ABOUT TOWN: Bill Owens, September 11, 2017 The New Yorker Editors' Picks: 13 Things to See in New York This Week, July 31, 2017 Brian Boucher, Artnet At Carriage Trade, Mother Nature as the Best Modern Artist, Blake Gopnik, May 22, 2017, Artnet A View into the Living Room of America, Seph Rodney, May 10, 2017, Hyperallergic Carriage Trade Gallery Reopens in New York, April 12, 2017, Artforum Back in the Saddle:Carriage Trade Gallery Reopens in New York, Andrew Russeth, April 12, 2017,

Artnews Carriage Trade Gallery Exhibit Delves into America's Disturbing Psyche, William Menking, May 30, 2017, THE ARCHITECT'S NEWSPAPER

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