Exhibition of Photowalkers’ Works
Held at REDROOM TAIPEI’s VISUAL DIALOGUES XXVI – September 2018
Exhibition Dates: September 2nd ~ October 6th, 2018
Kenneth Dickson – Lead Advisor and Organizer
Alicia Haddad – Senior Advisor and Judging Panel
Darren Melrose – Technical Advisor and Judging Panel
Kenny Paul – Artistic Input and Judging Panel
Dilip Bhoyle – Artistic Input and Judging Panel
Susan Babcock – Editor for “Centered on Taipei” Magazine
Hat Tips To…
Thanks to all who helped organize the Photowalkers group from the earliest days until now. There are really SO many people to show appreciation for: Those who attended the exhibit and took photographs for the exhibit or just came along for the ride; For the people at Red Room who helped make it possible, Roma Mehta, Sean Gaffney, Tobie Openshaw, as well as all the generous volunteers, contributors, and artists I met along the way! Thank you! I also owe Athena Wang @ SirSpeedy in Tienmu a lot… she helped deal with some knotty production issues.
To Photowalkers Taiwan:
Special thanks go out to the Photowalkers who pitched in on the Saturday and Sunday before we opened: Filipe Rios for his sense of humor and precision, Patrick Drouet for his hammering skills and ability to reach high places, Hsin-ying Wu who helped us decide the picture organisation, and Alicia Haddad for her framing skills, good humor, and perseverance! We did it! But most of all, thank you to the people who live in Taiwan, and for those who visited too, for sharing in this adventure!
The theme is “RED.” RED means so many things. It’s color, it’s light. It’s fire, it’s blood, it’s danger, it’s love. It’s freedom, it’s poison, it’s violence. It’s prosperity. It’s Earth, It’s People. Share with us your RED. The work can be any media: painting, drawing, sculpture, verse, prose, performance, music, video, etc… The Venue: Where it is, Getting There.
What is Photowalkers Taiwan?
Photowalkers is a group that encourages you to get out and see Taiwan, take photographs and improve your photography, as well as making new friends who share the same passion. Started in 2014, Billy Stagner intended Photowalkers as a bridge between expat and local photographers in an informal language exchange.
The group has transformed since then into a group of people who share a passion for taking photographs all around Taiwan. You’ll be sure to find something of interest, whether you’re interested in scenery or street photography or just pretty flowers during Cherry Blossom season.
How can I get involved?
We’ve organized a wide variety of events, including Guandu Temple and River Walk, Tamsui River and Fisherman’s Wharf, Yehliu Geopark, and Hsinchu City Streets. Trips are set up well in advance for a Saturday or Sunday and are mostly held in the Taipei Metropolitan area.
What do I need?
Photographers come from a variety of backgrounds, but all share an enthusiasm for photography, whether they are novice, hobbyist or professional, all are welcome. So you can bring whatever camera you usually use, whether it’s an ordinary camera, mobile phone, or DSLR.
You could come without any camera at all! Shoot as many or as few pictures as you would like. Some trips have been followed by social occasions like dinner or drinks; others have resulted in photography exhibitions; and there have even been helpful photography critiques.
“Come in with an open mind and a positive attitude and you’re bound to make friends, learn about photography or help others improve as photographers! You’ll experience cool and interesting places around Taiwan while sharing many perspectives from fellow group members,” said Billy Stagner.
It’s a philosophy we’ve strived to realize in the Photowalkers Exhibition at RED ROOM. We hope you’ll agree!