With the proliferation of smartphones, there are now an estimated 4,000 photos taken each second in the United States. Approximately 3,900 of them suck. As for the others? Napa Valley residents have a chance to see them in “Like/Share: Cell Phone Photography,” opening Feb. 1 at the Molinari Caffe in Napa.
Curated by Ann Trinca, the show features the work of Courtney McCutcheon, Michael Cuffe, Nicole Bruce, Matthew McClure, Ann Trinca and Robb McDonough—all photographers that Trinca knows mostly from their Instagram or Facebook accounts. And though there will always be debate over the democratization of the process of photography and the amateur shortcut of digital filters, the end results speak for themselves. (One need look no further than the recent David Hockney exhibit at the de Young for confirmation that even iPad art is here to stay.)
“Like/Share: Cell Phone Photography” opens with a reception on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Molinari Caffe. 7–9pm. Free. 815 Main St., Napa. 707.927.3623.