You should know by now that the Vice Photo Show is always worth seeing. I’ll spare you (and myself) the trouble of typing some things out, and just give you the press release and check out some images below.
After nine years, the annual Vice Photo Issue and Exhibition has become an anticipated cultural institution. This year, Vice’s Photo Issue is comprised entirely of still life photography – a departure from years past.
For the photography exhibit, opening August 14 at Scion Installation L.A., the curatorial reigns have been handed to Jonnie Craig, longtime staff photographer of the British edition of Vice magazine. About the theme of the show, Jonnie says: “The pictures gathered for this exhibition express youth in a number of forms—from train surfing to hiking in the woods to working a dead end job—every image acting as an entry of what I have experienced youth to be.” The featured photographers are Angela Boatwright, Asger Carlsen, Jonnie Craig, Jackson Eaton, Seth Fluker, Nicholas Haggard, Jerry Hsu, Kevin Long, Ross McDonnell, Sophie Mörner, Patrick O’Dell, Alex Olson, Valerie Phillips, Jared Ritz, David Benjamin Sherry, Peter Sutherland, Patrick Tsai, Sean Vegezzi and Gavin Watson.
The opening reception takes place on August 14, 7 – 10 p.m. at Scion Installation L.A., 3521 Helms Ave. (at National), Culver City, CA 90232. The reception is free with complimentary valet parking and an open bar. The exhibition will run until September 4. Johnnie Craig and a number of the photographers will be in attendance. Free copies of The 2010 Vice Photo Issue will be available at the gallery.