‘The Disposability of the Decisive Moment’

by Gannon Burgett

posted Monday, April 6, 2015 at 8:58 AM EST


Disposable cameras have never been held in high regard within the professional photography community. Designed more for the average consumer than those intimately familiar with apertures blades and bracketing, disposable cameras are as simple as it gets: wind, snap, repeat, develop.

It’s this simplicity and ubiquity, both physically and conceptually, that gave a group of artists the idea to hold an international photography exhibit based on images captured only with disposable cameras.

Called ‘The Disposability of the Decisive Moment,’ a nod to Henri Cartier-Bresson, the project’s purpose is to level the playing field in terms of equipment and allow the photographers to capture life simply as it is, in decisive moments, with no technical advantages over another entry.

The five minute video takes a look into the project, how it came to be and how the final images turned out. It’s a great way to start off the week and might actually inspire you to go grab yourself the diminishing supply of disposable cameras at your nearest drugstore.

The exhibit will be on display from Feb. 7 - Mar. 24, 2014 at the Santa Fe Gallery at Santa Fe College, located in Gainesville, Florida.

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