The Ten Most Exciting Photographers I Learned about this Year
A Lecture by Bill Hunt
Image by Ethan Hill
A self-described champion of photography, W.M. “Bill” Hunt will engage the INFOCUS audience with his list of the 10 most exciting photographers he learned about this year. Hunt is passionate and unpredictable. He likes to emphasize the “de-light” in photography. For 40 years, Hunt has been a collector, dealer (Hasted Hunt, Ricco/Maresca), curator, writer, teacher (SVA, Aperture and ICP), and story-teller. His book The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious was published in 2011 by Aperture in the US, Thames & Hudson in the UK, and as L’Oeil Invisible by Actes Sud in France and selected by most of the Top Ten lists. He is working on a number of new projects while he continues to write and lecture, review portfolios, judge competitions, and serve on the boards of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund and The Center for Photography at Woodstock. And, he is a pretty funny guy (self-described).
New This Year: Vote Along with Bill!
We gave Bill his assignment one year ago: seek out and discover at least ten new photographers about whom he knew nothing just 12 months before — and now our audience will participate in the process too. As Bill presents his selections, attendees will mark ballots for their own Most Exciting! INFOCUS will then purchase a piece from the artist who receives the most votes to be offered as a raffle item at Ten Most 2015.
Special Door Prize
INFOCUS will offer a special door prize at this event: a signed copy of Bill Hunt’s book The Unseen Eye. All attendees will receive one door prize ticket, and if you’re also an INFOCUS member, you get an extra ticket. PLUS, if you’re not yet an INFOCUS member but want to become one on that night, you get another extra ticket! Must be present to win.
Additional copies of The Unseen Eye will be available in the Phoenix Art Museum gift shop. Purchase your book before the lecture and have Bill personalize it for you. Remember to show your PAM membership card for a discount at the store.
Sponsored by INFOCUS, this fifth annual “Ten Most” event is sure to be lively and informative, so mark your calendar now!