Its unlikely you will have heard of Monomonday, a photographic challenge.
Unless of course you are a member of the Edinburgh based photo sharing social media site Blipfoto.com
Well today I took part in their monomonday portrait challenge. Nothing unusual in that you may say except its global, collaborative, sharing, and operates informally. Its not part of some highly complex curated photographic venture in the meat world which costs a small fortune to organise and years to implement, but rather a grassroots photographic venture started by Australian photographer
It’s free to all provided you are registered on Blipfoto.com – and that’s free too.
I mention it because I suspect this is something we are going to see a lot more of in the future as traditional methods of artists sharing and publishing their work through galleries change as more move into the digital zone.
The traditional gatekeepers, are being replaced by a different kind of gatekeeper- your peers assess your work. It goes out into the world unedited and you know within seconds of hitting the send button whether that image is good or not. The community not curators judge.