Rock Paper Scissors and a Three-Armed Shovel

7th Annual Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair

Rock Paper Scissors and a Three-Armed Shovel 7th Annual Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair | Events Calendar
Artifact #1: Tiger Balm (Installation View), 2016-2017

Kearra Amaya Gopee, Kalen Na'il Roach, The Free Black Women's Library


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Baxter St at The Camera Club of New York | 126 Baxter St

Curated by Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Devin N. Morris

Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York presents the 7th Annual Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair. Curated by Devin N. Morris and Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., this year’s fair titled Rock Paper Scissors and a Three-Armed Shovel elaborates on the ways in which photography and self-publishing have been used as tools in the reconceptualization of wealth, value, access, and communication. Rock Paper Scissors and a Three-Armed Shovel centralizes on how image and text are disseminated in social, personal, and communal contexts. Installations will include a window vinyl by Kearra Amaya Gopee, a photo-booth by Kalen Na’il Roach, a selection of texts by black women authors curated by The Free Black Women’s Library, found and commissioned graphic t-shirts that emphasize visual and cultural literacy, multiple photo bins consisting of submitted photographs, and more to be announced.

Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. (b. 1993) is a Brooklyn based photographer working on ideas related to intimacy, vulnerability, and social perception. He received his BFA at New York University in 2016. Brown’s work has been featured in exhibitions at Platform Gallery, Baltimore, Galerie AMU, Prague, Forum Art Space, Purchase, NY, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, and Polifórum Digital Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. Brown was a participant in the New York Times Portfolio Review, and is a recipient of the Imagining America Fellowship. He is also the organizer of DATE NIGHT, a one-night exhibition that extends questions prompted by his own practice to other artists.

Devin N. Morris (b. 1986) is a Baltimore born, Brooklyn based artist who is interested in abstracting American life and subverting traditional value systems through the exploration of racial and sexual identity in mixed media paintings, photographs, writings and video. Devin is also the editor of the great collaborative effort 3 Dot Zine, which is an annual publication that celebrates the futurity of minorities, in addition to serving as a forum for invited artists to center and elaborate on marginalized concerns. He has exhibited in America and Brazil, with short stories and visual works appearing in NYU’s ISO Magazine, Nii Journal (London), Picture Newspaper and Packet Bi-Weekly Zine amongst others. He recently hosted the first Brown Paper ZIne & Small Press Fair for Black & PoC Artists at MoCADA Museum in Brooklyn, NY and in collaboration with KAHLON The Agency, hosted the second iteration in Baltimore, MD.

Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York is a 501(c)3 artist run arts organization. This program is supported in part by the Puffin Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.