greetings folks. i have a giant request for all my wonderful military families out there. as most of you know, i am currently working on my military spouse creative project. i am actively photographing spouses, adjusting my project and then re-photographing. i think i am on the verge of figuring out the "look" of the imagery that i've been looking for, so i will be able to share some pics soon.
in addition to my images of military spouses, i would like to include a sculpture. this sculpture will stand in the center area of my exhibition, surrounded by the images i make of the spouses that i am in the process of photographing. this sculpture is going to be created by all of you. if you would, please send me 1 to 2 of your family pictures. make sure the military spouse is in the image...even if it's a cardboard cutout of the spouse, or it can include your family and your "hug-a-hero" doll and even the actual spouse member (imagine that!!!). ha ha ha. i will be creating the sculpture around all of these images. please pass this link on to your military friends and have them pass it on to their military friends.
Address to send to:
University of Nevada
Department of Art
Attn: Priscilla B. Varner
Reno, NV 89557
please include your name and email address on the back of each image and please don't include any images larger than 8"x10". I would say "included your physical address" but you and i both know that our physical addresses change as often as we change socks!! i can not guarantee when the images will be sent back. if my series gets picked up by a gallery, it will be on display for an unknown period of time. my goal is to have a "wall" of family images from military spouses. please note: by sending me your family photo, you are agreeing to participate in the series. you are agreeing to participate knowing your family photo will be on view for the public to see and possibly included in nationally distributed publications. (that's the goal at least!!!!!)
thank you so very much for collaborating on this project with me. i genuinely feel as if this is our project...not just mine. i've been a military kid my whole life and a military spouse for half my life. i've met many, many military spouses and military kids throughout my experience and this is just one way i can say "thanks" and we can celebrate our special families.
thank you so very much for your willingness to participate. if you wouldn't mind, please post a quick comment if you decide to participate so i can be on the look out for your images!!!!