Klompching Gallery is pleased to present FRESH 2012, showing the work of five new voices in contemporary photography: Martin Bogren, Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman, Monika Merva, Shawn Rocco and Tabitha Soren.

The objective of Fresh, is to showcase photography that is fresh in approach and vision. The curators looked for photographs that fully employ the medium of photography within the context of contemporary photographic practice. The selected work is showcased across three key platforms:

EXHIBITED AT Klompching Gallery, July 25—August 18, 2012
PUBLISHED IN Blink Magazine, August 2012
SHOWCASED ON Flak Photo Online, August 2012

The following 10 short-listed photographers will be featured on the gallery’s website: Jeremy Chandler, Alex Fradkin, Matthew Gamber, Douglas Ljungkvist, Tom Morin, Joanna Piotrowska, Marisa Portolese, Julie Scheurweghs, Martin Usborne, Gesche Würfel.




Fred Bidwell
Fred Bidwell (with Laura Ruth Bidwell) is an active collector of contemporary photo-based art and has amassed an extensive collection by European and North American artists. The Bidwells‘ philanthropy in the arts includes the sponsorship of current work by contemporary artists. Fred Bidwell is the Board President of the Akron Art Museum and a Trustee of the Cleveland Museum of Art. In 2012, The Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Foundation established The Transformer Station in Cleveland (Ohio), in collaboration with The Cleveland Museum of Art, which will serve as a venue for contemporary photography, including artworks from the Bidwell Projects Collection.

Darren Ching
Darren Ching is the owner of the Klomcphing Gallery. He is an active contributor to online and print publications on the subject of photography and undertakes consulting for private collectors and photographers. In 2010 he curated (with Debra Klomp Ching) The Architecture of Space for the inaugural Flash Forward Festival in Toronto. Mr. Ching is also the Creative Director of Photo District News.




BLINK magazine features the latest exhibitions and artists in the international contemporary photography spotlight. BLINK presents a straightforward layout, high quality offset printing, no advertising and in-depth interviews with artists. BLINK magazine is published and edited by ARam Kim.

Flak Photo is an online art space and digital photo publication that celebrates the culture of 21st century image-making. Produced by Andy Adams, the site presents the work of artists, curators and bookmakers to a global audience of people who are passionate about visual culture.