Today (7 November) WeTransfer Studios, which supports and commissions creative projects, launches an online exhibition curated by director of photography at the New York Times, Kathy Ryan. The exhibition features a host of never-before-published work from American photographer Ryan McGinley, exploring the medium through a personal dialogue.
The 15-included photographs are “inspired by the experience of creating and shaping a vision of a community and a place in time,” explains Ryan. The online exhibition aims to explore how the meaning of these images will change and what ideas they will inspire as they circulate the screens of creatives around the world via WeTransfer. The images are accompanied by an intimate and wide ranging conversation between the curator and photographer, touching on Ryan’s “practice, personal history and unique perspective on landscape, travel and community.”
“Ryan McGinley is a tremendously influential photographer with a fresh, contemporary perspective that continues to have a major impact on the broader cultural field. This project offers a unique insight – for our community and beyond – on what inspires these works, and what motivates the practice of photography more broadly,” says Lucy Pike, the company’s photography director.
As well as becoming part of the slideshow of full-screen backgrounds that act as landing-pages for the service’s 40 million monthly users, the images will be featured on an interactive page on WeTransfer’s editorial platform ThisWorks. They will also be available to WeTransfer Plus users, for the next two months, who can use the images to customise their profile pages.
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