Help OverExposure Continue to Create Documentary Projects That Engage The Community.
OverExposure is the first Twin Cities arts organization whose mission is to create documentary photography projects that engage, inform, and enlighten the community.
Since 2006 OverExposure has supported documentary photography initiatives and public exhibitions that foster dialogue, public engagement and community issues. Each project is presented as public exhibition and frequently includes community forums. Our projects are inclusive, supportive, help bridge cultural gaps and provide a greater understanding of the differences and similarities we both share and face. Each of our projects includes public art exhibition and frequently include community forums. We value how documentary work serves as visual storyteller and provide insight into unfamiliar areas and concepts.
OverExposure strongly supports the work of local documentary photographers whose work is frequently overlooked in art and mainstream outlets. As the frequency and amount of images pervades our lives each day, OverExposure is committed to photography projects that provides visual narratives, evoke deeper meaning and encourages engagement and dialogue.
What we do:
Create documentary projects that educate, inform, and enlighten the public on contemporary social issues.
Present completed projects as art exhibition and community forums.
Provide grant, fellowship, exhibition, and residency opportunities to both emerging and established local documentary photographers.
Create youth workshops.
Initiate monthly photography critiques and discussions.
What we've done:
Provided over $76,000 in artist grants, fellowships and residencies to 15 local documentary photographers
Presented 11 art exhibitions in a variety of venues including Augsburg College, CO Gallery, Intermedia Arts, the McKnight Foundation, Midtown Greenway Glo, Minneapolis Center Library and St. Paul Travelers.
Using themes from exhibitions sponsored public forums to engage the community and foster dialogue.
Created internship and fellowship opportunities for both emerging and established Documentary Photographers.
Initiated an Individual Artist Fellowship program.
Offered free summer photography workshops to area at risk youth.
What we want to do:
Host monthly critiques for documentary photographers.
Initiate a statewide project that commissions regional photographers to undertake work that defines the uniqueness of each region.
Expand our Individual Documentary Photographers Fellowship program and initiate a similar program for Emerging Photographers.
Broaden our youth and outreach programs to include a cell phone project and online workshops