The Photoville FENCE is coming to Winchester from June 12, 2021 until Labor Day.
This 9th edition of The Photoville FENCE in Winchester is unlike any past exhibition of this year-round public photography project, including the exhibitions we and others have presented on the fences of SoWA and around Boston over the years. This exhibition will again take the form of Photo-Xs with a 10-foot diameter, one of Photoville’s customizable, modular and transportable systems to exhibit photography indoors and outdoors. In the largest display of Photo-Xs, 16 of these structures will be distributed throughout our Winchester Cultural District. Our installation is one of 13 installation sites in the United States and Canada. In addition there will be banners at the High School and Griffin Museum with street lamp banners on Skillings Rd.
We brought this exhibition to Winchester in 2020 to celebrate our town becoming a cultural district, and because Winchester is an epicenter for photography. With its plentiful public spaces as a backdrop the Fence provides an opportunity for a one-of-a-kind exhibition that connects the town through photography, visual stories and music.
With this outdoor exhibition, our public gets to experience our town and its cultural institutions and businesses through a nice manageable walk and a scavenger hunt type journey. These installations are all ADA compliant. Masks and social distancing are required during these times. We ask visitors not to touch the installations for sanitary reasons and please maintain 6 feet of social distance.
The photographers of the 9th Edition of the Photoville FENCE and the New England Regional Showcase will be on view beginning June 12, 2021. A selection of photographs from the Winchester High School’s PhotoSynthesis program will also be showcased on the Photo-Xs and banners.
See two example photographs of the Xs from Photoville Fence in Winchester 8th edition.
An event and exhibition like this takes a village to produce. Our village includes the people of Photoville and the photographers from all over the world who submitted to The 9 edition of the Photoville FENCE, and the scores of jurors who reviewed this massive international project. On a local level, the Griffin Museum of Photography has such gratitude for Mary McKenna, AIA, LEED AP, Chair of the Winchester Cultural District whose vision and persistence kept us on track. We thank Lisa Wong, the Town Manager of Winchester, for her foresight and feedback. We thank our lead sponsor of the FENCE, the Arthur Griffin Foundation who has been there consistently for THE FENCE and the Griffin Museum(no relation to the Griffin Museum). We thank the Winchester Cultural District and Mass Cultural Council for funding for the Fence again this year. Our gratitude is huge for the team at the Winchester Cultural District for their organizational support and counsel. Our thank you to the EnKa Society for funding the Fence this year. We also thank the Winchester Cultural Council for funding the Fence another year. We thank Ms. Levatino and Mr. Gillis of Winchester High School for their organization and scanning efforts for PhotoSynthesis XVI. We thank the Winchester Music School and its faculty for music while viewing each installation. Lastly, but not least at all, our gratitude goes to the interns for the Photoville FENCE from Winchester High School led by Mary McKenna. But this village wouldn’t be complete without our great public. We hope you will visit our town’s installation of the Photoville FENCE in Winchester. Enjoy our beautiful town and the photographs of the 9th edition of THE FENCE.
Submissions are currently closed for the 9th edition of The Photoville FENCE, which will be displayed in 13 cities between summer 2021 and summer 2022. Visit the website for details. Any questions? Let us know. Visiting the Photoville FENCE in Winchester is free for all. Masks are manditory in public spaces during these times. Take out food for lunch or dinner in our many business establishments set up to control social distancing with established protocols. Shop our stores using social distancing protocols as well. Visit the Griffin Museum of Photography to see Fence installs outside and the Griffin’s exhibits inside the museum while observing our social distancing protocols and using masks. All are welcome here.
The video link below is the documentation of the installation of the Photoville Fence in Winchester created by the AGF Interns’ Emma Illidge and Sophie Franhill created during COVID-19.
View the Photoville Fence in Winchester install.