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Jane Claire Remick, Washington D.C.

elsewherestock.com2015, interactive new media, digital photographs


Jane Claire Remick’s web based project is a parody of stock photography websites that challenges the generic qualities of the photography they feature and their supposed political neutrality. For it, Remick created a website that mirrors the design and content of iStock by restaging a set of images from that site with photographs of dolls from Elsewhere’s collection, alongside the keywords generated by the original photographer. Viewers can contribute to the site by adding their own tags in the comments field. During the public launch event for elsewhere-stock, Remick hosted an edit-a-thon to encourage visitors to alter and delete the keywords associated with the images in order to intervene in their cultural framing. Remick says she hopes for the project “to elicit critique from the viewer around the visual and textual language used in the supposedly post-racial climate of the 21st Century, as well as the representations used in the less recent past.