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What is the best way to display my photographs for an art show?

Asked by _Whitetigress (4354 points ) December 6th, 2012

I want to display large photographs like 8 foot by 4 and other assorted dimensions. How do I do this?

I know with painting I would just buy a large canvas and paint on it, but I understand photography can be displayed on canvas and other methods.

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AshlynM's avatar

Is the art show indoors or outdoors? This might make a difference on how you display them.

You better check with whoever is in charge of the art show to make sure there are no restrictions on how you can display your art. I believe there are many factors to consider. I’m not an expert in art shows, but I think the goal is to impress the people viewing your pictures. I’m not sure if you intend to sell them. You want to wow them. Maybe you should try contacting an art framing store and see if they would know what to do in your situation. They would probably have the best knowledge or tips.

Or you could look here, maybe this would help you as well.

http://photo.net/casual-conversations-forum/00RG60

_Whitetigress's avatar

indoors! :D

rooeytoo's avatar

Wow, 4×8 is big!!! You must have some great photos. I do love the look of photography on canvas but are you planning on using stretched canvas or unstretched? If you use stretched, I like when the photo wraps the whole way around, the sides, top and bottom are a continuation of the photo, then you don’t need a frame. If unstretched then you will need a frame or something to keep it rigid. I have also seen photos somehow put onto corrugated, that is especially popular in Australia since half the country is made out of corrugated. I am not too fond of it, the photo seems to get lost in the undulation. I have also seen photos printed on cardboard. I don’t know how it is done but I love the look.

Do you have any of your photos on imgur or somewhere we can see them? I would love to see them!

Bellatrix's avatar

You can use products like Gatorfoam, glass, acrylic. The Gatorfoam would be the cheapest.

This site is a starting place and you can organise to have them mounted online. Check around for cheaper prices though.

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@rooeytoo “I like when the photo wraps the whole way around, the sides, top and bottom are a continuation of the photo”

I agree! I would love to show you my photographs but I need to maintain anonymity for the time being! I’m going back and forth with a professor so my theme is in line.

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