Art Uncovered - Flak Photo's Andy Adams

Premiere DateNov 27, 2012
00:00 Thomas Intro
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01:36 Flak Photo Beginnings
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05:07 Second Hand Japanther
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05:41 The Flak Photo Collection
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07:36 Who Could Win A Rabbit Animal Collective
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09:18 Photo 2.0 Online Photographic Thinking
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11:52 Totally Stoked (On You) Y.A.C.H.T.
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13:11 Looking at the Land
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17:37 There Is A Land Green Fuz
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20:07 21st Century Landscape Photography
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26:11 Islands Cat Power
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27:52 New Photographic Aesthetics?
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31:49 O'Malley Former Underdog Deerhoof
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33:15 Questions for the Future
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39:33 It Only Takes One Night Dum Dum Girls
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41:34 The Dark Side of Photo 2.0
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45:57 Bit 35 Broadcast
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46:54 Finish
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Rose, Medellín, Colombia, 2012 – Tom Griggs (from FlakPhoto.com)

Andy Adams is the editor, publisher and producer of FlakPhoto.com, a website that highlights the work of contemporary photographers from around the world. The heart of Flak Photo is the digital collection, and it has become a go-to site in the online photo world. It’s also a place where photo editors and curators come to find fresh talent (like Tom Griggs, who snapped the oddly humorous photo of the pink bunny above).

Recently, the RISD Museum asked Andy to curate his own digital exhibition to compliment their survey of American landscape photography. Andy’s exhibition is called Looking at The Land, and it brings together artists featured on Flak Photo, and others, to explore the ways that photographers confront the landscape in the 21st Century.

In addition to curating and running Flak Photo, Andy is an active evangelist for for photography on the web. He has set up an entire community around Flak Photo on Facebook, and he regularly gives lectures around the country about the ways photographers are using the social web to create new online photographic experiences.

This week I got a chance to talk to Andy about Flak Photo, Looking at the Land, and what Andy calls Photo 2.0.

Below— a selection of photographs from Andy’s digital exhibition Looking at the Land : 21st Century American Views.

Nicole, Monument Valley Utah, 2009 – Graham Miller

After Irene, Jackson Heights New York, 2011 – Rona Chang

Untitled, Monroe, New Jersey, 2006 – Justin James Reed

Highway 14, Ucross, Wyoming, 2011 – Nicole Jean Hill

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Host Thomas
Thomas grew up in Northern California where he fell in love with music and photography while going to punk shows and shooting skate photos. He photography in college, which may or may not qualify him to host an…

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