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Art August, 4 2010

Scion Presents: The 2010 Vice Magazine Photo Show

Running from August 14 to September 4, 2010, The 2010 Vice Magazine Photo Show is presented by Scion. As such, it takes place at Scion Space LA (3521 Helms Avenue, Culver City, CA). The event is curated by Jonnie Craig of Vice UK, who has made this years photo issue a tribute to youth. The theme is not particularly surprising, given the nature of the magazine, and Craig says of it, “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.”

Highlights from the exhibition and along with a full photographer list and bios after the jump.

Angela Boatwright was born in Columbus, Ohio, and survived her Mid-western adolescence by taking photographs of her skateboarding friends while listening to heavy metal. Boatwright has since relocated to New York where she works for various fashion publications and commercial clients. Her work has been featured in many exhibitions, magazines, and books, including The Vice Photo Book, The Art and Design of Hip Hop, and she will soon be a featured in Juxtapoz’s upcoming book of photography.

Asger Carlsen is a Danish born, New York-based photographer.  Carlsen is one of the few artists that manage to tastefully execute extreme digital manipulations of his photographs with success.  His series, Wrong, was recently published by Mörel Books. The work was exhibited at the prestigious V1 gallery in Copenhagen.

Jonnie Craig is a London-based photographer whose work has been featured in numerous publications and shown in galleries worldwide.  He released his first book, Untitled, with Mörel Books in 2009, and is currently working on a new project about skateboarding with the working title “I’ll Kick You in the Head With My Energy Legs”.  He is the picture editor of HUH. Magazine; a free, London-based arts and culture paper.  He has also been one of Vice UK’s staff photographers since he was 19.

Jackson Eaton is an Australian photographer who documents the weird situations he sees from day to day.  Often appearing in his own images, parts of Jackson’s life story are revealed as you go back through his portfolio; his relationship with Hasisi Park, his trips though various countries, and the small, intimate moments he’s experienced.

Seth Fluker is a self-taught photographer who has developed an acute ability to expose a hidden world that is often overlooked.  In the past couple of years, Seth’s work has been exhibited internationally, printed by various publishers, and featured on numerous websites.  In 2010, Seth founded his own publishing house called Schnauzer, which has released one title called “Before Things Change”; this book is a small insight into Seth’s undesirable job as a kitchen porter at Whole Foods Market in London, England.

Nicholas Haggard is a California-born photographer who describes his photography as part of his everyday life, each image acting as a visual diary entry.  Nicholas approaches projects in a documentary style, photographing things or people he finds particularly interesting, while paying close attention to the light, which is his starting point for making imagery.  He has exhibited his work in Los Angeles, New York, and Italy and has a forthcoming show at 107 Shaw in Toronto.  He has also published a selection of zines with Swedish publisher Cederteg.

Jerry Hsu is a San Jose-based professional skateboarder, riding for companies like Emerica, Enjoi and RVCA.  Since a young age, Hsu has obsessively photographed the world around him, which often seems to present various situations of humor, irony or sadness.  In recent years, Hsu began a sporadic career in editorial photography, shooting portraits for magazines like The Journal and Vice.  In the coming months, Hsu will release his first publication with Mörel Books.

Kevin Long has been a professional skateboarder and artist since a very young age.  After dropping out of school, Long rose to fame for his talents within the skateboarding world.  However, more recently he is becoming known for his artwork.  Long, spending most of his days on the road with his teammates, snaps photographs on his cell phone. These simple, humorous snaps have been part of group exhibitions in Japan and America.  He is currently working on a body of work to be exhibited and published.

Ross McDonnell is a documentary photographer and filmmaker hailing from Dublin, Ireland.  His work contains imagery of various strife-stricken areas of the world, documented in both photographic and video form.  McDonnell has had his work published by prestigious publications including The New York Times, Art In America, and the Observer.  He has been twice nominated for an Irish Film and Television award, and his documentary; Colony, received the First Appearance award at the IDFA in Amsterdam.

Sophie Mörner is a Stockholm-born photographer and curator.  After graduating from the New York University Tisch School of the Arts in 2003, Mörner founded Capricious magazine, which she continues to publish bi-annually.  Her work has been included in various group shows over the years as well as having work published in magazines like ANP Quarterly, Blend and Famous.

Patrick O’Dell is an American photographer and filmmaker who maintains a photographic blog called Epicly Later’d, which became the title of his critically acclaimed series of ongoing documentaries about professional skateboarders with Vice’s online television network, VBS.TV.  O’Dell was responsible for the recent skate video retrospective at the MOMA in New York, which included various important skateboard videos, a performance by No Age, and a talk with skateboarders and filmmakers including Mark Gonzales, Spike Jonze, and Ed Templeton. O’Dell continues to work on various video projects for bands and brands.

Alex Olson is a world famous skateboarder who recently lent his hand to photography. Alex’s photographs contain insights into the lives of the elusive professional skateboarders he shares fame with.  Alex’s work is featured on a collective blog called No Retrospective, as well as having his work featured in HUH. Magazine among others.

Valerie Phillips was born in Manhattan but now lives and works mainly from London. Valerie became known for her extensive book-form portraits of middle-American adolescent girls.  While continuing to work on personal book projects, Valerie shoots constantly for advertising and editorial projects for clients like Doc Martens, Paul Smith, Urban Outfitters, and Virgin Atlantic.

Jared Ritz was born in Havre, Montana, and describes his youth as being very isolated. Jared’s “untrained” images have an oddly surreal quality to them, highlighting the split-second oddities in suburbia.  Jared also co-runs a zine collective called the Bad Boy Racing Club.

David Benjamin Sherry is a photographer, living and working out of his New York studio. After receiving an MFA at the prestigious Yale University School of Art, Sherry has gone on to exhibit prolifically worldwide, as well as publishing an extensive book with Damiani.  Sherry is currently working on his first solo show at a gallery that is yet to be announced.

Peter Sutherland is a New York based photographer who sprung to the eyes of many after releasing his book “Buck Shots” in 2007 with Powerhouse books.  Since then, Sutherland has continued to make books with various publishers from around the globe, as well as creating advertising projects with an array of brands, and shooting portraits and editorial projects for magazines like Vice and HUH. Magazine.

Patrick Tsai was born in Pennsylvania, but shortly after, was uprooted to Stockton, California, which he describes as a particularly uncultured place.  After graduating from a New York film school, Tsai moved to Tokyo, where he currently lives and works on photographic and video projects.  Patrick’s photographs contain various depictions of the bizarre and surreal situations he seems to happen upon regularly.  Tsai recently released a collaborative zine featuring the works of Coley Brown and himself called Growing Up.

Sean Vegezzi is an eighteen-year-old born-and-bred New Yorker.  His photographs document kids on silent missions into unexplored, remote, urban areas.  The starting point of Vegezzi’s work can be traced back to the September 11th attacks, when, at twelve years old, he lived four blocks from The Twin Towers.  Forced to find something positive from the situation, Vegezzi braved Ground Zero, escorted by construction workers and armed with a video camera.  From then on Vegezzi has found comfort viewing and documenting his world through a lens.

Gavin Watson started taking pictures at the young age of 14, after being given a primitive 110-format camera.  A few years later, Watson upgraded his equipment and started photographing his world; coincidentally being the first wave of the British skinhead scene in the 70s.  Watson’s work shot to fame in the mid 90s after having his first book published entitled Skins.  He has exhibited his work in an astonishing amount of galleries over the years, most notably the V&A museum in London, as part of an exhibition about subculture.  Watson continues to shoot advertising and editorial projects for magazines like Vice, Art Rocker, Serafini, Fred Perry, and Kappa.

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