I spy… a disposable camera project is a mail art program created by UNIT/PITT Society for Art and Critical Awareness. Ten artists are each sent a disposable camera and a unique text prompt. They are instructed to photograph whatever they want, as long as one photograph responds to the prompt. UNIT/PITT chooses nine photographs from each roll to showcase online.
The photographs in the inaugural I spy… were taken between May-June 2020 by Gloria Wong, Jackie Dives, Jaz Whitford, Katayoon Yousefbigloo, Mona Fani, Phoebe Huang, Rachel Lau, Rebecca Wang, Ryley O’Byrne, and Svava Tergesen. These finalists were chosen through an open call for emerging and student artists by Sunny Nestler, Molly Randhawa and Eleanor Wearing. The prompts were composed by Samantha Nock.
I spy… online exhibition ran from October 14-December 31, 2020, recapped below.
The second edition of I spy… will happen in Summer 2021.