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Penelope Umbrico

Penelope Umbrico lives and works in New York. She tends to deal with online photographic detritus, most famously sunsets cropped from amateur photographs found on Flickr. For her show at Galerie Andreas Schmidt, she uploaded 1000 files that were downloaded in Berlin and then delivered to a local Media Markt to be made into postcard size prints. They were then installed as a wall-sized grid used double-sized tape. Suns from Sunsets from Flickr has been adapted to different locations around the world since 2006. The gallery is also displaying Umbrico’s new folio Range (2014) in which she uses a range of smartphone camera apps to re-mix canonical photographs of mountains published by Aperture over the last half-century or so.

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