Artists Try to Get Famous by Posting Blizzard Photos on Jerry Saltz’s Wall

Aspiring photographers, head outside and take some photos—now’s your chance to be critiqued (and maybe discovered!) by New York Magazine art critic and Work of Art judge Jerry Saltz.

On Monday, Saltz began soliciting blizzard photos on his Facebook page, which would be uninteresting except that some of the photos are quite good and Saltz seems to be leaving comments on most of them.

Most of the people posting photos are emerging artists—many have New York representation but aren’t particularly famous. Julie Harvey, whose work has been displayed at the Museum of Modern Art’s research center, submitted a photo of a Virginia marina covered with snow. (“Beeyouteefull,” commented Saltz.) Jon Rappleye, who participated in PS1’s studio visit program and has shown at Invisible Exports and the Wassaic Project, posted a photo of the view from his studio in Jersey City. “Gooood one,” said Saltz. (Wonder if that qualifies as an official Saltz rave?)

Although the critic had pledged to take a break from the old FB until after New Year’s, it seems he can’t help but comment on particularly good shots.  And the photos keep on coming. Who ever said artists weren’t good at networking?