ProjectsWe are artists who collect vernacular (found) photography. We are also archivists who curate. Our art and approach cross traditional boundaries and are inspired by the intersection of fine art and material culture with the unavoidable telling of personal stories. In addition to our art, we also create memorable exhibitions, installations and publications. If you want to put form to your idea, contact us!
Below are a few of our favorite projects-
CAMERA ERA. Exhibition and photo book organized for Cherryhurst House in Houston. Using Project B's archive of vernacular photography the project focused on the camera and its complicated hold on your lives. The book, co authored with Martin Venezky was named a 2014 best photo book by photo-eye.
Cherryhurst House, Houston. CH is an artist in residency program in a private home environment that presents exhibitions, artist guided tours, events and workshops. Project B conceived and developed the residency with the owner in 2013 and was brought on board the following year to direct, curate and manage all aspects of the project located at the owner's restored residential compound in central Houston. To date, we have curated four resident artist exhibitions and programs: CAMERA ERA (2014), Out of Place; Strangely Familiar and, In Search of the Frightening and Beautiful (2016-2017).
Installation views of Heather L. Johnson's "In Search of the Frightening and Beautiful" Bottom photo of Heather by George L. Shea.
Installation views of Out of Place: Photographs and Other Fictions by Daniela Edburg and Barbara Levine
We love working with set designers and dressers and regularly provide vintage photos from our archive for set decoration. Below: set for Warner Brothers A to Z, 2014. (photo credit: Ken Haber 2014), and set detail from NBC television show, How I Met Your Mother, 2013
Publication. Finding Frida Kahlo, Barbara Levine with Stephen Jaycox, Princeton Architectural Press, 2009.
Exhibition and publication. Snapshot Chronicles: Inventing The American Photo Album, Barbara Levine, Stephanie Snyder, Princeton Architectural Press, 2006. Exhbition view (below) , Snapshot Chronicles, Cooley Gallery, Reed College, 2007.
Exhibition & Catalogue (curated by Project B). Out at the Library: Celebrating the
James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Main Public Library, 2005